On future in commands

Aikhenvald, Alexandra Y. (2014) On future in commands. In: De Brabanter, Philippe, Kissine, Mikhail, and Sharifzadeh, Saghie, (eds.) Future Times, Future Tenses. Oxford Studies of Time in Language & Thought . Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK, pp. 205-218.

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[Extract] In many languages of the world, the status of 'future' is different from that of present and of past. Past events can be conceived as known through observation, inference, assumption, or report. Statements about the future may involve speculation, prediction, guesses, and so on. In some languages future refers to the location of an event in time, and can be considered a grammatical tense, on a par with past (and also present). In others, future time can be expressed through a plethora of modalities (including intentional and potential forms) and irrealis (see Dixon 2012: 22-8). The expression of future tense and of future time may interact with other categories in grammar, along the lines of dependencies between grammatical systems as outlined in Aikhenvald and Dixon (1998).

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Keywords: linguistics, semantics, pragmatics, philosophy, cognitive science, time, tense, temporal reference
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