Explanatory dialogues: ideas towards an operational definition
Explanatory dialogues are ubiquitous. We give explanations for every day events and actions, as well as for our theoretical choices. Some explanations are justificatory; some are merely descriptive. In this exploratory talk, I aim to lay out a few central properties of explanatory dialogues as they appear in natural language. Some of the aspects to be discussed are: factivity, the structure of why-questions, sensitivity to contrast-classes, interest-relativity, and the justificatory vs. descriptive dimension of explanations.
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