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Hudson, Richard Anthony. 1975. The meaning of questions. Language 51 (1) : 1–31.
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Yes-no questions differ from the corresponding declarative sentences not only pragmatically but also semantically. H. tries to keep a clear distinction between syntactic, semantic and pragmatic analyses: one can isolate a small number of syntactic and semantic categories , but there is a virtually unlimited number of illocutionary forces due to the interaction of these categories with the total situation.