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Aspectin Counterfactuals from A(rabic) to Z(ulu)

By Claire Halpert Andhadilkarawani


Counterfactual (CF) conditionals are constructions that refer to situations that are contrary to fact. Languages often encode counterfactuality through the appearance of ‘repurposed ’ past tense and imperfective aspect morphology that does not receive its standard interpretation (cf. Iatridou 2000). 1 There are several accounts of ‘repurposed ’ morphology in CFs that focus on the use of past tens

Year: 2013
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