Conditionals and Prediction: Time, Knowledge, and Causation in Conditional Constructions. Cambridge Studies in Linguistics: 87

Author:   Barbara Dancygier (University of British Columbia, Vancouver)
Publisher:   Cambridge University Press
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9781280429255


Pages:   226
Publication Date:   13 January 1999
Format:   Electronic book text
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This book offers a new and in-depth analysis of English conditional sentences. In a wide-ranging discussion, Dancygier classifies conditional constructions according to time-reference and modality. She shows how the basic meaning parameters of conditionality correlate to formal parameters of the linguistic constructions which are used to express them. Dancygier suggests that the function of prediction is central to the definition of conditionality, and that conditional sentences display certain formal features which correlate to aspects of interpretation. Although the analysis is based primarily on English, it provides a theoretical framework that can be extended cross-linguistically to a broad range of grammatical phenomena. It will be essential reading for scholars and students concerned with the role of conditionals in English and many other languages.

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Author:   Barbara Dancygier (University of British Columbia, Vancouver)
Publisher:   Cambridge University Press
Imprint:   Cambridge University Press
ISBN:  

9781280429255


ISBN 10:   1280429259
Pages:   226
Publication Date:   13 January 1999
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Electronic book text
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In stock   Availability explained
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