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The Sanskrit (pseudo)periphrastic future

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The paradigmatic status of the Sanskrit periphrastic future is widely taken for granted. I argue that all the criteria for distinguishing the periphrastic future as a paradigmatic tense formation from a syntactic collocation of agent noun plus copula are problematic, except in one small set of Sanskrit texts. The evidence requires a nuanced diachronic approach: in early Vedic Prose we may reasonably speak of a paradigmatic ‘periphrastic future’ (though it may not be periphrastic), but outside...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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Accepted Manuscript

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10.1111/1467-968X.12102

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Oxford, HUM, Ling Philology & Phonetics Fac
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Publisher:
Wiley Publisher's website
Journal:
Transactions of the Philological Society Journal website
Volume:
115
Issue:
2
Pages:
263–294
Publication date:
2017-04-27
Acceptance date:
2017-02-25
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EISSN:
1467-968X
ISSN:
0079-1636
Pubs id:
pubs:681994
URN:
uri:9d8b6060-abeb-4a6e-a1bc-8aac6039bb91
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uuid:9d8b6060-abeb-4a6e-a1bc-8aac6039bb91
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pubs:681994
Paper number:
2

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