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Question: a sentence within a communication context that requires one or more further sentences (see also answers). The question in many languages is characterized by a slightly altered word position, as opposed to the corresponding sentence, as well as an attached or pre-set symbol (question symbol). A response is not guaranteed and does not have to be done so that a question retains its form and content. See also statements, commands, sentences, speech act theory.
 
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Cavell II St. Cavell Müssen wir meinen was wir sagen? aus Grewendorf/Meggle Linguistik und Phil. Frankfurt (Athenäum) 1974/1995

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Questions/Truth value/Language/Cavell: absurd: to diagnose that e.g. "What time is it?" does not state anything and is therefore neither true nor false, but that we understand the meaning of the question well enough to be able to answer it.

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St. Cavell
Die Unheimlichkeit des Gewöhnlichen Frankfurt 2002


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