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Fretheim, Thorstein. 1974. Pragmatic constraints on the use of a syntactic construction in Norwegian. Papers from the Scandinavian Conference of Linguistics 1 : 113–129.
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F. accounts for the use of apodosis-initial Norwegian adverbs ('sa'/'da' = Eng. 'then'; 'ellers' = Eng. 'or then') in terms of protasis deletion. The speaker's preference and intention are taken into account and the paper ends up with a formulation of positive and negative motivation transformations.