Conditions on Conditionals

Authors

CEPLOVÁ Markéta

Type Appeared in Conference without Proceedings
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Citation
Description Conditions on conditionals 19. Mezinárodní setkání Mladých lingvistů, Presentation The traditional Czech grammars have provided a descriptional lists of Czech clauses. These clauses include (among others) so called an adverbial dependent (or a subordinate) clause expressing a condition, also known as a conditional clause. The defining conjunctions related to these clauses are když/kdyby (if), -li (-if as a suffix), jestli(že) (if). In this review I am going to look at an overview of Czech conditional constructions, based on the grammatical framework of Nanosyntax. I first look at the possible options the Czech language has for expressing conditions. Specifically, I will look at the possible syntactic structures of the conditional sentences. Added to that I also want to show the options of tense-specification in both the conditional dependent clause as well as the main clause and the possibilities of their combinations as well as the meaning differences that choice provides.
Related projects: