Conditional antecedents as polar free relatives

Gregor Williamson

Abstract


This short paper outlines a transparent syntax-semantics mapping for the internal structure of a conditional if-clause. Specifically, we show that the conditional-interrogative link (Starr 2009) is straightforwardly accounted for on the if-clause-as-restrictor analysis of conditionals (Lewis 1975; Kratzer 1981, 1986, 2012) when if-clauses are treated as polar free relatives.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.3765/salt.v29i0.4615

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