Nguyen, Anne and Michael Yoshitaka Erlewine, 2022.
“Biased polar questions in Vietnamese.”
Presented at TripleA 9.
We survey the use conditions and bias conveyed by different polar question constructions in Vietnamese. Motivated by similarities between the use conditions of polar Vietnamese questions with sentence-final à with falling tone and English rising declaratives, we critique the claim of Rudin (2018, 2022) that the bias conveyed by English rising declaratives can be derived by pragmatic competition.