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

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

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Abstract

This project analyses counterfactual constructions in the history of Ancient Greek (from Archaic to Post-Classical). 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 will develop a quantifiable context-sensitive evolutionary model to provide an enriched diachronic typology of counterfactuals. 

People

Supervisor(s)

Phd Student(s)

External(s)

Rutger Allan