Expressions of futurity in contemporary English: a Construction Grammar perspective

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dc.contributor.authorBergs, Alexander
dc.date.accessioned2021-12-23T16:02:57Z-
dc.date.available2021-12-23T16:02:57Z-
dc.date.issued2010
dc.identifier.issn13606743
dc.identifier.urihttps://osnascholar.ub.uni-osnabrueck.de/handle/unios/5716-
dc.descriptionSeminar on What Future for the Future Tense in English, Univ London, Inst English Studies, London, ENGLAND, AUG 29-SEP 02, 2006
dc.description.abstractThis article describes and analyses five different ways of expressing futurity in English (shall/will, be going to, be to, the simple present and the present progressive) in a Construction Grammar framework. It suggests that the different expressions can be captured as an onomasiologically motivated family of constructions in which the single constructions are differentiated by complex co- and contextual configurations. The latter can be elegantly captured in a Construction Grammar framework since constructions by definition can include pragmatic features. Also, this article claims that constructions may be equipped with an additional `context slot', in which co- and contextual information can be stored. In a final section, this article turns to the issue of tense as a grammatical phenomenon and its genesis in grammaticalisation processes. It is suggested that a Construction Grammar account can make the age-old debate about a future tense in English redundant. Instead, it complements studies in grammaticalisation and opens up some interesting perspectives on parallel developments in the onto- and phylogenesis of constructions.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherCAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS
dc.relation.ispartofENGLISH LANGUAGE & LINGUISTICS
dc.subjectLanguage & Linguistics
dc.subjectLinguistics
dc.titleExpressions of futurity in contemporary English: a Construction Grammar perspective
dc.typeconference paper
dc.identifier.doi10.1017/S1360674310000067
dc.identifier.isiISI:000279464200004
dc.description.volume14
dc.description.issue2, SI
dc.description.startpage217
dc.description.endpage238
dc.contributor.orcid0000-0002-6328-7745
dc.contributor.researcheridU-6570-2018
dc.identifier.eissn14694379
dc.publisher.placeEDINBURGH BLDG, SHAFTESBURY RD, CB2 8RU CAMBRIDGE, ENGLAND
dcterms.isPartOf.abbreviationEngl. Lang. Linguist.
crisitem.author.deptFB 07 - Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaft-
crisitem.author.deptidfb07-
crisitem.author.orcid0000-0002-6328-7745-
crisitem.author.parentorgUniversität Osnabrück-
crisitem.author.netidBeAl083-
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