In this talk, I focus on conversational dynamics of the Russian question particle "razve" and how it fits into the overall typology of question bias.
"Razve" appears to convey negative bias in conﬂicting-evidence scenarios, thus bearing superﬁcial resemblance to English questions with "really". I argue that "razve"-questions convey a novel type of bias and signal that the speaker is in a situation with belief revision potential, facing a conﬂict between a prior belief and a current abductive inference. Depending on context, such questions receive (i) an information-seeking interpretation or (ii) what I will call a ‘point-making’ interpretation. I propose a uniﬁed semantics for "razve", while also showcasing the limitations of current approaches to question bias and making a case for sensitivity to abduction in a novel empirical domain. I conclude by discussing how the system of question-asking devices in a given language may influence the interpretation of each individual expression.