Dissertation Project Updates

Most chapters of my 2016 dissertation Interpreting questions with non-exhaustive answers, revised in March 2017, have been superseded by peer-reviewed journal articles, with substantial reworking and rewriting:

Chapter 1 (basics of question composition and higher-order readings):

Xiang, Y. 2021. A hybrid categorial approach to composing questions. Linguistics and Philosophy 44:587–647. DOI: 10.1007/s10988-020-09294-8 (Free access link)

Xiang, Y. 2021. Higher-order readings of wh-questions. Natural Language Semantics. 29:1–45. DOI: 10.1007/s11050-020-09166-8 (Free access link)

Chapters 2 and 3 (mention-some readings, uniqueness effects, free-choice answers, modal obviation):

Xiang, Y. 2022. Relativized Exhaustivity: mention-some and uniqueness. Natural Language Semantics 30: 311–362. DOI: 10.1007/s11050-022-09197-3 (Free access link)
[I have abandoned the analysis of uniqueness effects in chapter 3 of my dissertation.]

Chapters 5 and 6 (composition of complex questions):

Xiang, Y. 2022. Quantifying-into wh-dependencies: Multiple-wh questions and questions with a quantifier. Accepted by Linguistics and Philosophy. (Pre-print: ling.auf.net/lingbuzz/005097)
[Parts on the formal derivation of domain (non-)exhaustivity and the distribution of pair-list readings have been largely revised.]

Chapter 7 (Mandarin particle dou; deriving various logical functions via (anti-)exhaustification):

Xiang, Y. 2020. Function alternations of the Mandarin particle dou: Distributor, free choice licensor, and ‘even’. Journal of Semantics 37(2):171-217. DOI: 10.1093/jos/ffz018 (Free access link)
[For discussion on the use of dou as an exhaustivity marker in wh-questions, see Xiang 2022 NLS.]