Figurative use of past tense in Russian: a case study

  • Daria Chernova University of Tromsø
Keywords: past tense, figurative use, metaphor, metonymy, cognitive linguistics


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.
How to Cite
Chernova, Daria. 2010. “Figurative Use of past Tense in Russian: A Case Study”. Poljarnyj Vestnik 13 (January):33-47.
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