Presuppositions and Implicatures in Counterfactuals

@article{Ippolito2003PresuppositionsAI,
  title={Presuppositions and Implicatures in Counterfactuals},
  author={Michela Ippolito},
  journal={Natural Language Semantics},
  year={2003},
  volume={11},
  pages={145-186}
}
In this article, I propose a semantic account of temporally mismatched past subjunctive counterfactuals. The proposal consists of the following parts. First, I show that in cases of temporal mismatch, [past] cannot be interpreted inside the proposition where it occurs at surface structure. Instead, it must be interpreted as constraining the time argument of the accessibility relation. This has the effect of shifting the time of the evaluation of the conditional to some contextually salient past… 
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