Du rapport micro-diachronique futur simple/futur périphrastique en français moderne.Étude des variables temporelles et aspectuelles

Corela. 2017; DOI 10.4000/corela.4804


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Journal Title: Corela

ISSN: 1638-573X (Online)

Publisher: Cercle linguistique du Centre et de l'Ouest - CerLICO

LCC Subject Category: Geography. Anthropology. Recreation: Anthropology | Language and Literature | Philosophy. Psychology. Religion

Country of publisher: France

Language of fulltext: English, French

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Lotfi Abouda

Marie Skrovec


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Time From Submission to Publication: 12 weeks


Abstract | Full Text

This paper describes the synchronic and micro-diachronic relation between both synthetic (future simple) and analytic (future periphrastique) future tenses in modern French. This study is based on a sampled spoken corpus with 1 million words containing 2 datasets gathered in an interval of 40 years (ESLO1 1968-1971 and ESLO2 2008-). The 3335 found items were tagged according to their general semantic properties (expressing futurity, modality or both) as well as more specific properties (type of modality, aspect, present relevance…). Following a previous paper on modal features (Abouda & Skrovec 2015), the present study aims at describing the temporal chronological use of both future tenses in order to highlight on one hand the synchronic distribution and on the other hand a possible diachronic change. We discuss some important hypothesis in the field (difference in aspect, regarding present relevance, chronologic proximity, validation).