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Title: A relevance-theoretic account of 'be going to'
Author: Steve Nicolle
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Institution: Canada Institute of Linguistics
Linguistic Field: Pragmatics; Semantics
Subject Language: English
Abstract: This paper provides a relevance theoretic account of the semantics of the 'be going to' construction in English based on Klinge's (1993) model for the semantics of the modal auxiliaries, and in particular of 'will'. The semantics of both 'be going to' and 'will' are accounted for in terms of the relation between linguistic representations of situations and cognitive domains. Finally, the pragmatics of utterances of sentences containing 'will' and 'be going to' is discussed.
Type: Individual Paper
Status: Completed
Publication Info: Journal of Linguistics 33: 355-377.


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