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Author Hacking, Jane F.

Title Coding the hypothetical : a comparative typology of Russian and Macedonian conditionals / Jane F. Hacking
Published Amsterdam : John Benjamins Pub. Co., 1997


Description 1 online resource (viii, 158 pages)
Series Studies in language companion series ; 38
Studies in language companion series ; 38.
Contents CODING THE HYPOTHETICAL A COMPARATIVE TYPOLOGY OF RUSSIAN AND MACEDONIAN CONDITIONALS; Editorial page; Title page; Copyright page; Table of contents; Acknowledgments; Chapter 1. Introduction; Chapter 2. On Russian conditionals; Chapter 3. Morphosyntactic and semantic features of Russian conditionals; Chapter 4. Conditional sentences in Macedonian; Chapter 5. Conclusion; Selected bibliography; Index
Summary Conditionals encode speculation. They convey how events could have been different in the past or present, or might be different in the future if particular conditions had been or will be met. While all languages afford the means to speculate or hypothesize about possible events, the ways in which they do so vary. This work explores some of this variation through an analysis of the stucture and semantics of complex conditional sentences in Russian and Macedonian. It addresses typological questions about the general properties of natural language conditionals and examines the role of the grammat
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 143-154) and index
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Subject Russian language -- Conditionals
Macedonian language -- Conditionals
Typology (Linguistics)
Russian language -- Grammar, Comparative -- Macedonian
Macedonian language -- Grammar, Comparative -- Russian
Russian language -- Conditionals
Typology (Linguistics)
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9027230412