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On the Consequences ofEvent-Quantification in Counterfactual Conditionals

  title={On the Consequences ofEvent-Quantification in Counterfactual Conditionals},
  author={Ana Arregui},
In this paper I investigate the effects of aspectual morphology in conditionals headed by the modal would, arguing for a unified account within a Lewis-Stalnaker-style framework. The main claim is that the antecedent clause proposition in would-conditionals varies depending on aspectual morphology, and that this brings about variation in the quantificational domain of the modal. I argue that a unified analysis for would can be maintained once we recognize the differences in the semantic… 
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