Subjunctive Conditionals: Volume 65: A Linguistic Analysis - Linguistic Inquiry Monographs (Hardback)
  • Subjunctive Conditionals: Volume 65: A Linguistic Analysis - Linguistic Inquiry Monographs (Hardback)
zoom

Subjunctive Conditionals: Volume 65: A Linguistic Analysis - Linguistic Inquiry Monographs (Hardback)

(author)
£50.00
Hardback 176 Pages / Published: 13/09/2013
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 1 week

  • This item has been added to your basket
A proposal for a compositional semantics for subjunctive (or would) conditionals in English. In this book, Michela Ippolito proposes a compositional semantics for subjunctive (or would) conditionals in English that accounts for their felicity conditions and the constraints on the satisfaction of their presuppositions by capitalizing on the occurrence of past tense morphology in both antecedent and consequent clauses. Very little of the extensive literature on subjunctive conditionals tries to account for the meaning of these sentences compositionally or to relate this meaning to their linguistic form; this book fills that gap, connecting the different lines of research on conditionals. Ippolito's proposal will be of interest both to linguists and to philosophers concerned with conditionals and modality more generally. Ippolito reviews previous analyses of counterfactuals and subjunctive conditionals in the work of David Lewis, Robert Stalnaker, Angelika Kratzer, and others; considers the contrast between future simple past subjunctive conditionals and future past perfect subjunctive conditionals; presents a proposal for subjunctive conditionals that addresses puzzles left unsolved by previous proposals; reviews a number of presupposition triggers showing that they fit the pattern predicted by her proposal; and discusses an asymmetry between the past and the future among subjunctive conditionals, arguing that the best account of our linguistic intuitions must include an indeterministic view of the world.

Publisher: MIT Press Ltd
ISBN: 9780262019484
Number of pages: 176
Weight: 408 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 17 mm

You may also be interested in...

Swearing Is Good For You
Added to basket
Modern Toss: Tossary of Terms
Added to basket
The Will to Power
Added to basket
How to Argue with a Cat
Added to basket
£7.99   £5.99
Paperback
Get Rid of Your Accent
Added to basket
£19.95
Mixed media product
Write to the Point
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
Mythologies
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
The Language Instinct
Added to basket
Let's Sign Pocket Dictionary
Added to basket
How Language Began
Added to basket
Confabulations
Added to basket
£7.99   £6.49
Paperback
Lost in Translation
Added to basket
The Etymologicon
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Thank You for Arguing
Added to basket
A Latin Grammar
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
The New Penguin Russian Course
Added to basket

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.