Author: Utpal Lahiri
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 308
Linguists have realised for some time that predicates of the 'know' and 'wonder' classes behave differently in semantic terms with respect to their interrogative complements, but have not so far fully understood how or why. This book seeks to explore and to provide solutions to this and to related problems in explaining the meaning and grammar of embedded interrogatives and the predicates that take interrogative complements (indirect questions and how their answerscontribute to the meaning of expressions containing them).