On Conditionals Again

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| Aristotle University, Thessaloniki
| Gerhard-Mercator University, Duisburg
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The volume brings together a selection of papers from a symposium on Conditionality held in the University of Duisburg on 25-26 March 1994.
Ten years after the Stanford symposium, the Proceedings of which were edited by Traugott et al. (1986), the area of conditionality is revisited in a synthesis of issues and aspects with insights drawn from the wider framework of general processes of conceptualisation. One major question is therefore what conceptual categories fall under conditionality or how far the notion of conditionality can be extended.
The volume represents the up-to-date research on most aspects of conditionality some of which include the relationship between conditionality, hypotheticality and counterfactuality, polarity, historical perspectives, concessives, the acquisition of conditionals.
[Current Issues in Linguistic Theory, 143]  1997.  viii, 418 pp.
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Table of Contents
List of contributors
Introduction
Angeliki Athanasiadou
1
Part I: The core of conditionals
Conditionals and counterfactuals: conceptual primitives and linguistic universals
Anna Wierzbicka
15
Conditionality, hypotheticality, counterfactuality
Angeliki Athanasiadou and René Dirven †
61
The relation between past time reference and counterfactuality: a new look
Östen Dahl
97
Mood, tense and the interpretation of conditionals
John Tynan and Eva Delgado Lavin
115
Part II: Single conditional constructions
Unless and but conditionals: a historical perspective
Elizabeth Closs Traugott
145
Conditional perfection
Johan van der Auwera
169
Generics and habituals
Ronald W. Langacker
191
Conditionals and restrictives on generics
Yael Ziv
223
Part III: Basic dimensions of conditionality
Conditionality as cognitive distance
Paul Werth
243
Conceptualization: conditionals as an instance of figure/ground alignment
Elżbieta Tabakowska
273
Conditionals and polarity
John R. Taylor
289
Conditionality in dimensional perspective
Hansjakob Seiler
307
Part IV: Conditionals in use
Negative conditionality, subjectification, and conditional reasoning
Noriko Akatsuka
323
The emergence of conditionals in child language: are they really so late?
Demetra Katis
355
Speaking conditionally: some contexts for if-clauses in conversation
Cecilia E. Ford
387
Subject Index
415
“[...] a comprehensive survey of current research in the field of conditionality.”
“[...] a success at taking stock and a promising beginning in sorting out the conceptual categories. It is a book that any serious student of the topic will want to have.”
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Subjects
BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  96050283