Spanish Future in evaluative contexts: a case of mirativity?

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Title: Spanish Future in evaluative contexts: a case of mirativity?
Authors: Rodríguez Rosique, Susana
Research Group/s: LEXIS (Grupo de Investigación en Léxico y Sintaxis) | Grupo de Estudio para la Pragmática y la Ironía del Español de la Universidad de Alicante (GRIALE)
Center, Department or Service: Universidad de Alicante. Departamento de Filología Española, Lingüística General y Teoría de la Literatura
Keywords: Future | Distance | Activation | Evaluation | Mirativity
Knowledge Area: Lengua Española
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: University of California, Santa Barbara. Department of Spanish and Portuguese | Institut Virtual Internacional de Traducció (IVITRA)
Citation: eHumanista/IVITRA. 2015, 8: 500-516
Abstract: The present paper focuses on those cases where future occurs in evaluative contexts with the aim of unraveling the relationship between future and mirativity in Spanish. More specifically, it is argued that the mirative value arises when the meaning of future –distance forward– is projected over the utterance. This happens when certain discourse circumstances are met; in other words, when the information appearing in future has just been activated. It is precisely the projection of distance over the utterance when the information has been previously activated that is shared by the different discursive values of future. The peculiarity of the examples regarded as mirative here stems from their occurrence in evaluative environments, which triggers a number of consequences related to surprise and an ‘unprepared mind.’
Sponsor: This research was supported by the Valencian Autonomous Region Government, under grant GV/2014/089, and by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competiveness, under grants FFI2013-45693-R and FFI2012-30941.
ISSN: 1540-5877
Language: eng
Type: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Rights: © eHumanista/IVITRA
Peer Review: si
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