Conditionals and Prediction: Time, Knowledge and Causation by Barbara Dancygier

By Barbara Dancygier

This publication deals a brand new and in-depth research of English conditional sentences. In a wide-ranging dialogue, Dancygier classifies conditional buildings in line with time-reference and modality. She exhibits how the elemental that means parameters of conditionality correlate to formal parameters of the linguistic structures that are used to specific them. Dancygier means that the functionality of prediction is vital to the definition of conditionality, and that conditional sentences demonstrate definite formal positive aspects which correlate to points of interpretation. even supposing the research is predicated totally on English, it presents a theoretical framework that may be prolonged cross-linguistically to a extensive diversity of grammatical phenomena. will probably be crucial studying for students and scholars taken with the function of conditionals in English and lots of different languages.

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