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Query:   References on Future Expression in French
Author:  Fanny Forsberg
Submitter Email:  click here to access email
Linguistic LingField(s):   Discourse Analysis
Text/Corpus Linguistics

Summary:   Regarding query: http://linguistlist.org/issues/17/17-857.html#1

Dear all,

I would like to thank everyone who's been kind enough to take their time
and share their references with me, regarding future expression in Spoken
French. I've therefore made a collection of all the references that have
been sent to me!

Thanks for the collaboration and I'm looking forward to helping you all
another time!

Fanny Forsberg, Stockholm University

Future references from Linguist readers

Celle Agnès 2005 “The French future tense and English will as markers of
epistemic modality” Languages in Contrast 5.2, 181-218.

Deshaies, D. and E. LaForge. 1981. Le futur simple et la futur proche dans
le francais parle dans la ville de Quebec. Langues et Linguistique, 7:21-37.

Emirkanian, L., Sankoff, D. 1985 Le futur simple et le futur
periphrastique, in M. Lemieux et H. Cedergren (eds) Les tendances
dynamiques du francais parle a Montreal, 189-204

Gheorgiu-Gata, A. 1993 Le futur simple, categorie verbale complexe, Revue
Roumaine de Linguistique, 38-6, 577-594

Gobert, David L & Maier, Véronique 1995 'Valeurs modales du
futur et du conditionnel et leurs emplois en français
contemporain', French Review, 68 (6): 1003-14

Helland, H.P 1994 Semantique et pragmatique temporelles. Futur simple et
futur periphrastique, Oslo

Helland H.P. 1995 Futur simple et futur periphrastique: du sens aux
emlois, Revue Romane 30-1, 3-26

Halmoy, O. 1992 La concurrence futur simple/futur periphrastique dans un
roman contemporain, Tralili, XXX, 171-185

King, R. and T. Nadasdi. 2003. Back to the future in Acadian French. French
Language Studies, 13:323-337.

Jeanjean, C. 1988 Le futur simple et le futur periphrastique en francais
parle, in C. Blanche-Benveniste et al. (eds) Hommage Stefanini, 235-257

Larreya Paul « Sur les emplois de la périphrase aller + infinitif » in Les
Périphrases Verbales, Sous rédaction de Hava Bat-Zeev Shyldkrot et Nicole
Le Querler Lingvisticæ Investigationes Supplementa 25. John Benjamins,
2005. viii, 521 pp.

Laurendeau, P. 2000 l L'alternance futur simple/futur perphrastique:une
hypothese modale, Verbum 22-3, 277-292

Ludwig, Ralph (1988): Modalität und Modus im gesprochenen Französisch.
Tübingen: Narr (= ScriptOralia. 7).

Maher Bahloul & Linda Waugh 1996 La différence entre le
future simple et le futur périphrastique dans le discours
journalistique. Modèles Linguistiques, 17/1, pp 19-36.

Poplack, S. and N. Dion. 2004. The French future in grammar and speech.
Paper presented at NWAV 33, Ann Arbor, USA. (Mainly European French).

Poplack, S. and D. Turpin. 1999. Does the FUTUR have a future in (Canadian)
French? Probus 11, 1:134-164.

Sankoff, G. and S. Evans Wagner. 2005. Age grading in retrograde movement:
the inflected future in Montreal French. Paper presented at NWAV 34;
forthcoming in Penn Working Papers in Linguistics, 12.2, Selected Papers
from NWAV 34.

Schrott, Angela (1997) : Futurität im Französischen der Gegenwart. Semantik
und Pragmatik der Tempora der Zukunft. Tübingen: Narr (= Romanica
Monacensia. 50).

Sundell, L-G. 1991 Le temps futur en francais moderne, Almquist et
Wiksell, Stockholm

Vet, Co 1993 Conditions d'emploi et interpretation des temps du futur
Verbum 72-4, 71-84

Wales, M L 2002 The relative frequency of the synthetic and
composite futures in the newspaper ouest France and some
observations on distribution. JFLS 12:73-93

Zimmer, Dagmar. 1994. ''Ca va tu marcher, ca marchera tu pas, je le sais
pas'' (71:15). Le futur simple et le futur periphrastique dans le francais
parle a Montreal. Langues et Linguistique, 20:213-226.

Variability and future temporal reference: The French of
Anglo-Montrealers. Nathalie Dion & Hélène Blondeau

Bibliography on Tense at:

LL Issue: 17.992
Date Posted: 03-Apr-2006


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