Because you’ll find out anyway, your wife is having an affair - If and Because


In an explanation ‘y because x’, because can be used to express an explanatory relation between an explanandum ‘y’ and an explanans ‘x’. But because can also be used to express the speaker’s reason for uttering ‘y’. This difference will be elucidated by connecting it with the distinction between the at-issue dimension and the speaker dimension of meaning. There are also internal relations between if and because that can help us find and analyse different uses of because, and thus also different types of explanatory relations.



External links

  • This entry has no external links. Add one.
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server

Through your library

  • Only published works are available at libraries.

Similar books and articles


Added to PP

342 (#59,321)

6 months
53 (#84,918)

Historical graph of downloads
How can I increase my downloads?

Author's Profile

Rani Anjum
University of Tromsø (PhD)

Citations of this work

No citations found.

Add more citations

References found in this work

Causes and Conditions.J. L. Mackie - 1965 - American Philosophical Quarterly 2 (4):245 - 264.
Conversational Impliciture.Kent Bach - 1994 - Mind and Language 9 (2):124-162.
Conversational impliciture.Kent Bach - 1994 - In Maite Ezcurdia & Robert J. Stainton (eds.), The Semantics-Pragmatics Boundary in Philosophy. Broadview Press. pp. 284.

View all 6 references / Add more references