Anankastic Conditionals and Salient Goals

  • Janneke Huitink

Abstract

In this paper I evaluate two recent analyses of anankastic conditionals, the designated goal analysis by von Fintel and Iatridou (2004) and the modal base restriction account of Penka, Krasikowa and von Stechow (2004). I will show that both theories make the wrong predictions in scenarios with multiple non-conflicting goals. To solve the problem, I propose that ordering sources select salient goals from the context of utterance. For anankastic conditionals the ordering source selects the goal described in the if-clause. At the end of this paper I present some arguments against the recent analysis of anankastic conditionals as counterfactuals by von Stechow, Krasikowa and Penka (2004).
Published
2019-08-19
How to Cite
Huitink, J. (2019). Anankastic Conditionals and Salient Goals. Proceedings of Sinn Und Bedeutung, 9, 140-154. https://doi.org/10.18148/sub/2005.v9i0.724