Publication details [#5593]

Klein, Flora. 1975. Pragmatic constraints on distribution: The Spanish subjunctive. Papers from the Regional Meeting of the Chicago Linguistic Society 11 : 353–365.
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A single generalization is proposed to explain the distributional and semantic facts associated with difference in mood in Spanish: the indicative is said to signal 'assertion' of the occurrence expressed by the verb, whereas the subjunctive signals 'non-assertion'.