Volume 33, Issue 1
  • ISSN 0929-7332
  • E-ISSN: 1569-9919


Conditionality can be expressed using a variety of grammatical constructions, ranging from the prototypical lexical marker to other grammatical patterns. This corpus study investigates the expression of conditionality using prepositional phrases introduced by Dutch (‘without’) compared to their non-conditional use and the use of (‘if’). The conditional use of -phrases is discussed with respect to complement type, modal marking and negation. A regression analysis was performed to analyse the contribution of these factors to a conditional interpretation.


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