Counterfactuals in the history of Greek. An enriched diachronic typology using a context-sensitive evolutionary model

Start - End 
2019 - 2023 (ongoing)
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Department of Linguistics

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Abstract

This project analyses counterfactual constructions in the history of Ancient Greek (from 750BCE to 100CE). These counterfactuals are largely unstudied and more diverse in types than analysed before in linguistics. Previous research has yielded premature generalizations on the nature and evolution of counterfactuals. Therefore I wil develop a quantifiable context-sensitive evolutionary model to provide an enriched diachronic typology of counterfactuals. 

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Supervisor(s)

Phd Student(s)

External(s)

Rutger Allan