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SOURCE:   Philological Sciences. Issues of Theory and Practice. Tambov: Gramota, 2017. № 9. Part 1. P. 108-110. ISSN 1997-2911.
SCIENTIFIC AREA: Philological Sciences
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TEMPORAL AND REFERENTIAL MEANING OF THE PAST CONTINUOUS TENSE IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE

Demidkina Dar'ya Aleksandrovna, Marzoeva Irina Vladimirovna
Kazan State Power Engineering University


Abstract. In this article the author discusses the functioning of the English tense Past Continuous in the narrative framework of the text and in direct speech. An analysis of the system meaning of the Past Continuous form, its use in the transposition function and in the macro context is carried out. The article reveals the content of the notion of verbal reference and referential point. In conclusion, the idea is expressed that the form of Past Continuous manifests temporal polyvalence in speech.
Key words and phrases: темпоральное значение, глагольная референция, нулевая референциальная точка, нонкальное и тонкальное значение, качественно-количественная темпоральность, аллоцентрическая точка отсчета, temporal meaning, verbal reference, zero reference point, noncal and toncal meaning, qualitative-quantitative temporality, allocentric reference point.
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