Inferential Conditionals and Evidentiality

Journal of Logic, Language and Information 22 (3):315-334 (2013)
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Abstract

Many conditionals seem to convey the existence of a link between their antecedent and consequent. We draw on a recently proposed typology of conditionals to argue for an old philosophical idea according to which the link is inferential in nature. We show that the proposal has explanatory force by presenting empirical results on the evidential meaning of certain English and Dutch modal expressions

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Karolina Krzyżanowska
University of Amsterdam
Igor Douven
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique

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