Max Planck Institute
for Evolutionary Anthropology
Department of Linguistics

Typological tools for field linguistics


Concessive Conditionals

This questionnaire was developed in the early 1990s for the study of concessive conditional clauses (adverbial clauses introduced by 'even if', 'whether...or', or 'wh-ever') in European languages. It asks about the structure of these clauses and gives typical examples. Some of the results were published in the following paper:
Martin Haspelmath & Ekkehard König. 1998. "Concessive conditionals in the languages of Europe." In: van der Auwera, Johan (ed.) Adverbial constructions in the languages of Europe. (Empirical Approaches to Language Typology/EUROTYP, 20-3.) Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter, 563-640.

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Martin Haspelmath and Ekkehard König