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On the Semantic Composition of Subjunctive Conditionals

@inproceedings{Ippolito2002OnTS,
  title={On the Semantic Composition of Subjunctive Conditionals},
  author={Michela Ippolito},
  year={2002}
}
  • Michela Ippolito
  • Published 2002
  • In this paper, I offer a unified semantic analysis of subjunctive conditionals that purports to account for their truth and felicity-conditions. The proposal is centered on the claim that the temporal morphology that occurs in subjunctive conditionals in several genetically unrelated languages plays an essential role in the composition of their meaning. I will argue for a time-dependent notion of accessibility relation. Furthermore, I will discuss Lewis 1979’s semantic analysis of subjunctive… CONTINUE READING
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