When aspect matters: the case of would-conditionals

  title={When aspect matters: the case of would-conditionals},
  author={Ana Arregui},
  journal={Natural Language Semantics},
  • Ana Arregui
  • Published 12 September 2007
  • Philosophy
  • Natural Language Semantics
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, Lewis–Stalnaker style semantics for the modal in such constructions. Differences in the interpretation of the conditionals are derived from the interaction between the interpretation of different types of aspect and the modal. The paper makes a distinction between perfective and perfect aspect in… 
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