Object of this study is the analysis of the Indicative and Subjunctive morphological mood marking, with special reference to Italian. I claim that the occurrence of these moods triggers a presupposition of assertibility and non-assertibility of the clauses that contain them: a clause counts as assertible just in case it leads to an effective elimination of possible worlds from the input context it gets added to. I show how these considerations can correctly account for the interpretation of hypothetical statements (indicative and counterfactual conditionals), and for the phenomenon of mood alternation in the domain of subordinated clauses

Panzeri, F. (2013). Mood and assertion. LAP Lambert Academic Publishing.

Mood and assertion

PANZERI, FRANCESCA
2013

Abstract

Object of this study is the analysis of the Indicative and Subjunctive morphological mood marking, with special reference to Italian. I claim that the occurrence of these moods triggers a presupposition of assertibility and non-assertibility of the clauses that contain them: a clause counts as assertible just in case it leads to an effective elimination of possible worlds from the input context it gets added to. I show how these considerations can correctly account for the interpretation of hypothetical statements (indicative and counterfactual conditionals), and for the phenomenon of mood alternation in the domain of subordinated clauses
Monografia o trattato scientifico - Monografia di Ricerca - Prima edizione
Semantics, Counterfactuals, Presuppositions, Conditionals, Subjunctive Mood
English
978-3-659-43751-9
Panzeri, F. (2013). Mood and assertion. LAP Lambert Academic Publishing.
Panzeri, F
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