Title of Presentation

The New Spanish Future Subjunctive

Date of Presentation


Name of Conference

American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese Annual Conference

Date of Conference


Location of Conference

Salamanca, Spain

Document Type

Conference Presentation


Modern Languages and Literatures


Previous studies of the Spanish future subjunctive all discuss the forms ending in –re, –res, –re, –remos, –reis, –ren, which resulted from the merger of the Latin future perfect indicative, perfect subjunctive, and imperfect subjunctive (Lloyd, 1987). These forms have all but disappeared from the modern language, having largely been replaced by the present subjunctive (Whitley, 2002). However, Spanish has a new future subjunctive. This presentation examines the subjunctive with ir a + infinitive constructions, as found in El Corpus de Referencia del Español Actual.