Deriving the temporal properties of future markers from aspect

  • Anne Mucha

Abstract

Languages vary in whether or not their future markers are compatible with non-future modal readings (Tonhauser, 2011b). The present paper proposes that this variation is determined by the aspectual architecture of a given language, more precisely if and how aspects can be stacked. Building on recent accounts of the temporal interpretation of modals (Matthewson, 2012, 2013; Kratzer, 2012; Chen et al., ta), the paper first sketches an analysis of the temporal readings of the English future marker will and then provides cross–linguistic comparison with a selected, typologically diverse set of languages (Medumba, Hausa, Gitksan, and Greek).
How to Cite
Mucha, A. (1). Deriving the temporal properties of future markers from aspect. Proceedings of Sinn Und Bedeutung, 20, 533-550. Retrieved from https://ojs.ub.uni-konstanz.de/sub/index.php/sub/article/view/279