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By Barbara Dancygier

ISBN-10: 0521591511

ISBN-13: 9780521591515

This ebook bargains a brand new and in-depth research of English conditional sentences. In a wide-ranging dialogue, Dancygier classifies conditional buildings in accordance with time-reference and modality. She exhibits how the elemental which means parameters of conditionality correlate to formal parameters of the linguistic buildings that are used to precise them. Dancygier means that the functionality of prediction is critical to the definition of conditionality, and that conditional sentences demonstrate convinced formal good points which correlate to points of interpretation. even though the research is predicated totally on English, it offers a theoretical framework that may be prolonged cross-linguistically to a huge variety of grammatical phenomena. it will likely be crucial analyzing for students and scholars interested by the position of conditionals in English and lots of different languages.

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