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On similarity in counterfactuals
  • Ana Arregui
  • Philosophy, Computer Science
  • 11 September 2009
TLDR
An analysis according to which counterfactuals are treated as predications “de re” over past situations in the actual world, with de re predication over particular facts being treated as law-like conditionals.
Tense in Temporal Adjunct Clauses
The behaviour of tense in subordinate clauses is not uniform across languages and theories that deal with the interpretation of tense try to explain this. The interpretation of past and present tense
Detaching if-clauses from should
This paper investigates some aspects of the semantics of deontic should-conditionals. The main objective is to understand which actual world facts make deontic statements true. The starting point for
When aspect matters: the case of would-conditionals
Differences in the interpretation of would-conditionals with simple (perfective) and perfect antecedent clauses are marked enough to discourage a unified view. However, this paper presents a unified,
Cross-linguistic variation in imperfectivity
TLDR
Appealing to cross-linguistic evidence to argue for a view according to which IMPF makes significant semantic contributions in all occurrences, the paper shows how a modal analysis can account for well-known temporal properties of imperfectives.
Some Remarks on Domain Widening
Since Kadmon and Landman’s influential 1993 paper (K&L), the insight that any serves as a domain widening indefinite has proven very productive. My objective in this paper is to discuss how we cash
Being me, being you: Pronoun puzzles in modal contexts
In this paper I investigate the interpretation of pronouns in modal contexts. I focus on dream reports, taking Lakoff’s (1972) Brigitte Bardot examples as a starting point. I show that different
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