[PLing] Talk by Béata Gyuris (June 25)
viola.schmitt at univie.ac.at
Mon Jun 17 12:21:48 CEST 2019
on June 25, Béata Gyuris (University of Vienna & Hungarian Academy of
Sciences, Budapest) will present her work.
Title of the talk: Biased polar questions in Hungarian (see below for
Time: Tuesday, June 25, 6pm
Place: Department of linguistics, Sensengasse 3a, Seminarraum 3
Everyone is cordially invited.
Martin Prinzhorn, Viola Schmitt
Biased polar questions in Hungarian
The talk provides a survey of the basic form types that can be used to
encode polar questions in Hungarian, which include
a) polar interrogatives marked with the help of the -e interrogative
b) polar interrogatives marked with the help of a final rise-fall (/\)
It is argued hat whereas both forms can be shown to represent the
interrogative sentence type (e.g. due to compatibility with NPIs), and
both are available to encode information questions in a neutral context,
in other contexts their distribution is quite different. For example,
-e-interrrogatives are excluded from contexts where evidence supporting
the positive answer is present, and are not available for encoding
indirect requests. In addition, whereas negative /\-interrogatives give
rise to both inside and outside negation readings (cf. Ladd 1981),
negative e-interrrogatives only give rise to the latter.
The distributional facts are represented in a two-dimensional system of
bias types, proposed by Sudo (2013). We look at how the distinctions
be accommodated into recent theoretical models of polar interrogatives
(Farkas&Bruce 2010, Krifka 2015).
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