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Figurative use of past tense in Russian: a case study

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Author(s): Daria Chernova

Journal: Poljarnyj Vestnik
ISSN 1500-7502

Volume: 13;
Start page: 33;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Keywords: past tense | figurative use | metaphor | metonymy | cognitive linguistics

ABSTRACT
This article discusses past tense verbs in collocations with the future tense adverbial завтра ‘tomorrow'. It is shown that the past tense grammeme can express habitual, hypothetical and conditional meanings that are related through metonymy.
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