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February 22, 2004



The 'mind' examples are probably heard as a whole idiom: 'Do you mind if X' = 'Is it all right to X' = 'Do I have permission to X', without analysis of the components.

No wait, that can't be right. If I answered 'yes' or 'no' tout court I'd be answering the 'mind', so I'd have to add 'yes, go ahead'.

Kai von Fintel

An relevant recent paper:

Romero, Maribel and Chung-hye Han (to appear), On Negative Yes/No Questions, Linguistics and Philosophy.

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I think the post is really good but sometimes we can get into discussions with that topic because a lot of people don't agree with that, just look at the first comment he already has a mess in his brain.m10m

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