• Le 25 janvier 2019
    De 14:00 à 16:00
    Campus Tertre
    Bâtiment Censive, Salle du LLING, C228

  • Vendredi 25 janvier 2019
    Responsable : Camila Silvestre (Université de Sao Paulo) 

    Titre: General notions of future subjunctive in Brazilian Portuguese

    Résumé: The aim of this talk is to present the future subjunctive in Brazilian Portuguese with respect to its temporal and aspectual features in the framework of a referential theory of tense (Partee, 1973; Kratzer, 1998). To do so, I will discuss the differences between present subjunctive (PS) and future subjunctive (FS) and their indicative counterparts in context of relative restrictive clauses. PS and FS usually differ in distribution. In adverbial clauses of time and condition they are mutually exclusive. Moreover, propositional attitude verbs select PS as their complement, but never FS. In relative clauses, however, PS and FS are competitors, both denoting future temporal reference, as in (1). (1) a. João votará (FUT IND) em candidatos que façam (PRES SUBJ) bons discursos. b. João votará (FUT IND) em candidatos que fizerem (FUT SUBJ) bons discursos. ‘John will vote for candidates that will deliver good speeches’ I argue that one should consider FS as a referential future tense, which imposes certain restrictions to it that are not observed for PS. These assumptions will become clearer when comparing sentences with PS and FS with their indicative counterparts. Finally, I address some aspectual notions in sentences like (1) and propose that FS combines a referential future tense with a perfective aspect (the event time is included in the reference time, in the sense of Klein, 1994; Kratzer, 1998) for non-stative predicates.