Philology, pedagogy, and psychology

2021 Issue №3

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State verbs in the progressive aspect in the contempo­rary Indian English



The article analyzes the texts of the English-language periodicals and the works of the English-speaking Indian writers to see how the continuous aspect (Progressive / Continuous aspect) is used with state verbs: physical percep­tion, emotional state and mental activity. Authentic texts of Indian national and regional print media were used as research material: editorial and news materials, interviews, wedding announcements. The analysis of authentic English-language Indian texts allows us to consider the use of state verbs in the temporal forms of the long-term aspect as one of the characteristic features of the current Indian version of the English language.


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