Corpus ID: 51681969

Mapping Irreality : Storyboards for Eliciting TAM contexts *

  title={Mapping Irreality : Storyboards for Eliciting TAM contexts *},
  author={K. Prince and Ana Krajinovi{\'c} and M. Krifka and V. Gu{\'e}rin and Michael Franjieh},
  • K. Prince, Ana Krajinović, +2 authors Michael Franjieh
  • Published 2018
  • In this study, we discuss temporal-modal distinctions in six Oceanic languages of Vanuatu. In particular, we will look at how counterfactual futures are encoded in each language. We model these temporal-modal systems with a branching-time framework (going back to Thomason, 1970), which allows for more fine-grained distinctions of meanings compared to the traditional binary distinction between realis and irrealis. 


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