Polysemy of Future Anterior in Romance in a typological context

2022. №4, 48-65

Dmitri V. Sitchinava
Vinogradov Russian Language Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia; mitrius@gmail.com


The paper deals with the polysemy of Future Anterior tense in Romance. The cross-linguistic polysemy of this form, described in Yana A. Penkova’s papers, is here expanded by some additional uses, such as the “ignorative” contexts. In the literature on the Romance verbal system, multiple semantic uses of Future Anterior have been discerned but never previously compared and analyzed in a typological context. The research is informed by corpus material and questionnaires.

For citation:

Sitchinava D. V. Polysemy of Future Anterior in Romance in a typological context. Voprosy Jazykoznanija, 2022, 4: 48–65.


The author’s work was supported by the Russian Foundation for Basic Research project No. 17-34-01061 “Slavic Future Anterior in a typological perspective”. The author owes his thanks to anonymous reviewers who suggested valuable remarks and additions.