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Indexalternative semantics3, 40, 43, 63, 143, 210, 213alternatives7–8, 12, 14, 20–22, 24, 27, 35–56, 65–80, 98, 118–131, 133–149, 151–163, 179–180, 189, 210–231, 237–261, 263–275, 277, 279–283, 288, 290assertibility288Bias118, 124–142, 153, 156, 159–167common ground10–12, 24, 37, 41, 54, 56, 83–85, 97, 139–140, 213, 290–296, 304Concealed Questions7–8, 190–191contrastive topic37, 54, 58–63, 89d-linking24, 37de-re reading39definiteness7, 31, 199, 204, 298Discourse Structuring Role56, 68, 93disjunction1, 3, 7, 21, 42–45, 52, 74, 76, 119, 143–148, 154, 160, 167, 237–283, 286, 290–292, 304double negation119–120, 135, 146–148, 153, 167downtoning291, 299Egyptian Arabic237–283emotive factives172–175, 180–181, 184–185, 189–193exhaustiveness5, 24, 28–31, 34–35, 48, 222exhaustivity1–3, 9, 24, 28–33, 39, 42, 48, 51–52, 60, 67, 101–102, 198–206, 209–232, 297exhaustivity implicature199, 206, 214, 218–219, 231existential quantification119, 121, 144–146, 148, 154, 167focus27, 35, 37, 49, 54, 56–74, 78–82, 85–91, 97–103, 119–121, 133–135, 141, 145, 157, 159, 164–167, 173, 175, 180, 198–213, 226–232, 240–241, 258, 286, 297, 300high negation96–97, 123, 126–142, 157, 159, 167highlighting48–50, 53, 119, 121, 153, 164–165indefinite determiners74, 77–78indefiniteness42, 44information structure1, 9, 54–58, 63, 74–75, 85, 88–89, 92, 101, 103, 199, 300inner negation130Inquisitive Semantics1–3, 5, 9, 27, 40–53, 74, 76, 102, 119–122, 142–154, 159, 167, 286–287interrogative6–9, 13–29, 35, 38, 44, 66, 70, 186–193, 238–242, 249–253, 258–283it-clefts3, 64, 67, 199–201, 204, 206, 209–212, 217–232local questions73, 78, 80, 87, 91low negation126, 130, 135, 142, 153–159, 164, 166negation2, 21, 35, 45, 83, 85, 96–97, 118–155, 157–167, 184, 288, 290, 292, 295–299, 301particles21, 24, 35, 53–54, 63–75, 78, 84, 90–96, 102, 130, 271–273, 286–304partition semantics13, 16–21, 28–29, 35, 46, 51–52polar questions2, 7, 15, 21–22, 46–52, 118–167, 174–180, 188, 190, 238–261, 265, 270–277, 280, 294PosQ118, 122–129, 147–152, 158, 160–167potential QUD s121, 149potential questions55, 74–76, 94, 96, 121presuppositions9, 24–27, 39, 41, 48, 50, 82–86, 92, 147, 189–190prominence3, 99, 165prominent5, 7, 14, 16, 28, 54, 94, 98–100QUD s54–91, 95–98, 102, 121, 149, 289, 304 see also question under discussionquestion embedding181, 191question under discussion6, 53, 57, 60–65, 71, 79–88, 92, 97, 101, 129salience2, 91, 95, 97, 165, 182, 184scalar implicature200, 206–210, 225–226, 300semantics-pragmatics interface1–2, 5Standard Arabic240structured meanings21–23, 40, 48–49superlative quantification3, 286–293, 295, 297–299, 301, 303surprise30, 50, 172–188, 190–192, 194, 221, 297verum focus120–121, 133–135, 141, 157, 159, 164–165, 167wh-questions15, 21, 24–26, 31, 37, 48–51, 64, 82, 145, 172–173, 180–184, 192, 250–251, 263whether-questions172–173, 181, 184, 191

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