On the Information Status of Appositive Relative Clauses

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KOEV, Todor, 2012. On the Information Status of Appositive Relative Clauses. 18th Amsterdam Colloquium. Amsterdam, Dec 19, 2011 - Dec 21, 2011. In: ALONI, Maria, ed. and others. Logic, language and meaning : 18th Amsterdam colloquium, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, December 19 - 21, 2011 ; revised selected papers. Berlin:Springer, pp. 401-410. ISSN 0302-9743. eISSN 1611-3349. ISBN 978-3-642-31481-0. Available under: doi: 10.1007/978-3-642-31482-7_41

@inproceedings{Koev2012Infor-51731, title={On the Information Status of Appositive Relative Clauses}, year={2012}, doi={10.1007/978-3-642-31482-7_41}, number={7218}, isbn={978-3-642-31481-0}, issn={0302-9743}, address={Berlin}, publisher={Springer}, series={Lecture Notes in Computer Science}, booktitle={Logic, language and meaning : 18th Amsterdam colloquium, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, December 19 - 21, 2011 ; revised selected papers}, pages={401--410}, editor={Aloni, Maria}, author={Koev, Todor} }

Existing semantic theories of appositive relative clauses (ARCs) assume that ARCs contribute asserted but not at-issue content (Böer & Lycan [4], Bach [3], Chierchia & McConnell-Ginet [5], Potts [13], AnderBois et al. [2], Murray [12]). In this paper I demonstrate that the information status of ARCs depends on their linear position in the clause: clause-medial ARCs are not at-issue whereas clause-final ARCs can behave like regular at-issue content. I propose a uniform one-dimensional semantics under which ARCs are conjuncts that can acquire at-issue status if the issue raised by the main clause has been terminated. The idea is formally implemented in Dynamic Predicate Logic (Groenendijk & Stokhof [9]) enriched with propositional variables (AnderBois et al. [2]). eng On the Information Status of Appositive Relative Clauses 2020-11-11T09:20:49Z 2012 Koev, Todor 2020-11-11T09:20:49Z terms-of-use Koev, Todor

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