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Strutture tempo-aspettuali nel siciliano e nell'italiano regionale di Sicilia


Starting from the data collected for Linguistic Atlas of Sicily (translation questionnaire, speech, ethnotexts) we propose a description of the Time and Aspect system of the varieties of contemporary Sicilian and regional Italian of Sicily. In particular, the expression of temporality is examined both in relation to the narration of past events and the existence of a Future Tense in Sicilian. The expression of Aspect is examinated through the use of synthetic and periphrastic structures. Without pretension of exhaustiveness, the description returns the uses of the speakers differentiated by age, level of education and language of first socialization and contributes to delineate a framework of Time and Aspect system of contemporary Sicily.