The workshop Meaning in non-canonical Questions is organized by the Linguistics Department at the University of Konstanz. The event will take place from Thursday, June 7th to Saturday June 9th at Hedicke's Terracotta (downtown Konstanz).

The workshop is under the umbrella of the DFG funded research unit (FOR2111) Questions at the interfaces.

On this website, you find the call for papers (the deadline for abstract submission is February 4th, 2018), local information, and the registration form.

The workshop focuses on non-canonical questions. We are especially interested in papers addressing the empirical landscape and the semantic/pragmatic modeling of the ways of raising issues that go beyond plain information-seeking.

Invited speakers:

  • Veneeta Dayal (Rutgers University)
  • Donka Farkas (University of California, Santa Cruz)
  • Benjamin Spector (CNRS - Ecole Normale Supérieure - Institut Jean Nicod)
  • Malte Zimmermann (Universität Potsdam)

Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

  • Discourse particles in interrogatives
  • Question-Particles in interrogative clauses (e.g. Kya in Hindi/Urdu, mI in Turkish)
  • Word order in questions
  • Self-addressed questions
  • Rhetorical questions
  • Biased questions
  • Tag-questions
  • Embedding of canonical and non-canonical questions
  • The role of prosody in shaping non-canonical questions

Organizers: Andrea Beltrama, María Biezma, Erlinde Meertens, Maribel Romero and Ramona Wallner

Contact: meaning (dot) in (dot) questions (at) gmail (dot) com