|Title||Бележки на говорещото лице, формулирани като условни, в немския и българския език|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||1987|
|Journal||Съпоставително езикознание / Сопоставительное языкознание / Contrastive linguistics|
The class of the conditional clauses is not as uniform as other clause-adjunct classes, those of time or place, for example. It comprises a number of sub-types such as true conditionals, in which the fulfilment of the event in the apodosis is really dependent on the condition in the protasis, or conditionals only by form. The formally conditional sentences can in turn be further subdivided. This paper is concerned with a sub-type of the formally conditional sentences in German and Bulgarian, in particular, those in which the conditional form serves to tone down or ‘hedge’ the Speaker’s comment on what is expressed in the main clause.