Responsive Sentences of Negative Type Intonation Inquisitive Sentences That Has to Be Answered with Yes or No
Zhu XiaoyaInternational College for Chinese Language Studies, Peking University,Beijing 100871
The article discusses responsive sentences of negative type intonation inquisitive sentences that has to be answered with yes or no answers. The article divides this kind of inquisitive sentences into repetitive inquisitive sentences and follow-up inquisitive sentences. The follow-up inquisitive sentences can be further divided into three types according to whether the inquisitive sentences are based on fact, conjunction or requiring confirmation. Different purposes of asking a question result in the different ways, a question is structured and thus constrained the response to be either positive or negative. The psychology and expectations of the inquisitor as reflected in the questions asked also require the answerer whether to give only a yes or no answer .