On the semantics and pragmatics of WILL
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Author/sBerbeira Gardón, José Luis
DepartmentFilología Francesa e Inglesa
SourceA Pleasure of Life in Words. A Festchrift for Angela Downing. Madrid, Cersa, pp. 445-465
Assuming that WILL is not polysemous but has a unitary meaning common to all its instances, a semantic characterization will be set forth which, in conjunction with a fully explanatory pragmatic machinery, will account for the different interpretations of utterances containing this modal.