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Valentina Paganelli, “The subjunctive crisis? Another fake news. Why we can sleep soundly if we talk about subjunctive ", Il Chiasmo Magazine (April 6, 2020)

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04/06/2020


Valentina Paganelli, “The subjunctive crisis? Another fake news. Why we can sleep soundly if we talk about subjunctive

The appropriate use of the subjunctive mode has always been one of the worries of our language, both for Italians and for Italian speakers. “If I knew it, I wouldn't come: with this provocative title - writes the young Valentina Paganelli - Marco Mazzoleni became the standard-bearer of the linguistic thesis in 1992 about the groundlessness of a supposed crisis of the conjunctive mode in Italian, a theory now shared by the main linguists who have seriously dealt with the matter.

The belief that the subjunctive is the victim of a progressive decline, however, continues today - almost thirty years after that work - to be widespread and generalized. In particular, symptoms of alarmism are often connected to this belief: indicative-friendly young people are accused of ignorance and the use of the subjunctive is praised as the panacea for the linguistic-grammatical ills of our time ". Continue reading>

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