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Subjunctive Conditionals: A Linguistic Analysis

Michela Ippolito

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780262019484
eISBN:
9780262314879
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262019484.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

This book proposes a compositional semantics for subjunctive (or would) conditionals in English that accounts for their felicity conditions and the constraints on the satisfaction of their ... More


The Essence of a Category: Lessons from the Subjunctive

Martina Wiltschko

in Mood, Aspect, Modality Revisited: New Answers to Old Questions

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226363523
eISBN:
9780226363660
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226363660.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

This chapter emphasizes the diversity in the licensing environments of the subjunctive and concludes that the subjunctive is not a natural class in terms of one modality, or one type of subjunctive ... More


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