Present tense in relative clauses as evidence for sequence of tense in French

Authors

  • Atle Grønn

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.5617/osla.8907

Abstract

The paper accounts for an unexpected embedded present tense, which denotes a future time in French relative clauses. The matrix displays either the periphrastic future or the simple future. In both cases, one can arguably decompose the matrix into a present tense feature and a forward shifter. This move leads to an analysis of the morphology encountered in the relative clause as an instance of Sequence of tense.

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Published

2021-06-29