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Subjunctive ConditionalsA Linguistic Analysis$
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Michela Ippolito

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780262019484

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: September 2014

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262019484.001.0001

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An Asymmetry between the Past and the Future

An Asymmetry between the Past and the Future

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(p.130) (p.131) 5 An Asymmetry between the Past and the Future
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Subjunctive Conditionals
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Michela Ippolito

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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262019484.003.0005

This chapter discusses an interesting asymmetry between the past and the future among subjunctive conditionals. It argues that the best account of our linguistic intuitions must include an indeterministic view of the world.

Keywords:   subjunctive conditionals, linguistics, intuitions, indeterministic view

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