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SOURCE:    Philology. Theory & Practice. Tambov: Gramota, 2017. № 10. Part 3. P. 157-160.
SCIENTIFIC AREA:    Philological Sciences
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Popova Larisa Georgievna, Samarina Nadezhda Viktorovna
Moscow City University

Lipetsk State Pedagogical P. Semyonov-Tyan-Shansky University

Abstract. The article deals with the specificity of the semantic content of indefinite pronouns of the English language in contemporary fiction and publicistic texts, which manifests itself in the explication of the conditional absence of something or someone. The authors conclude that this phenomenon is associated with the peculiarity of the status of the indefinite pronouns, on the one hand, and, on the other hand, with the philosophical interpretation of the understanding of absence, emptiness as an element of being/non-being dichotomy. In addition to the above-mentioned reasons for the manifestation of such semantics, the assumption about further development tendency of indefinite pronouns of the English language is made.
Key words and phrases: неопределенные местоимения, английский язык, художественные и публицистические тексты, семантическое наполнение, специфика, indefinite pronouns, English language, fiction and publicistic texts, semantic content, specificity
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