Semantic composition and presupposition projection in subjunctive conditionals

Linguistics and Philosophy 29 (6):631 - 672 (2006)
The goal of this paper is to offer a compositional semantics for subjunctive and indicative will conditionals, and to derive the projection properties of the types of conditionals we consider and in particular those of counterfactual conditionals. It is argued that subjunctive conditionals are "bare" conditional embedded under temporal and aspectural operators, which constrain the interpretation of the modal operators in the embedded conditional. Furthermore, it is argued that a theory of presupposition projection à la Heim together with the present proposal about their logical form explains the projection facts
Keywords Linguistics   Artificial Intelligence   Philosophy of Language   Computational Linguistics   Syntax   Semantics
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DOI 10.1007/s10988-006-9006-2
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