[PLing] talk by Erlinde Meertens

Izabela Jordanoska izabela.jordanoska at univie.ac.at
Fri Mar 16 10:14:22 CET 2018

 Dear all,

Just a reminder and a more specific location of the talk coming Monday, all
are invited!

Title: Q-Particles in Alternative Questions

Speaker: Erlinde Meertens (University of Konstanz)

Time and date: Monday 19.03.2018 18:00 at the Ling. Dept. Seminarraum
2 Sensengasse
3a 1.OG

Abstract: In languages like Turkish and Sinhala alternative questions are
formed by attaching a particular morpheme, called 'Q(uestion)-particle', to
each of the disjuncts. This talk is concerned with the semantic
contribution of these Q-particles in plain polar questions. I argue they
are focus markers and show how their presence in each disjunct in
alternative questions determines alternative question meaning.

Best wishes,

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