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Treshyova E. G. Time as One of the Event Structure Key Parameters (Based on Russian Verbal Associations). Izvestiya of Saratov University. Philology. Journalism, 2011, vol. 11, iss. 4, pp. 10-13. DOI:

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Time as One of the Event Structure Key Parameters (Based on Russian Verbal Associations)

The article deals with the problem of how a stimulus type influences the direction of giving answers in an associative experiment. Based on the analysis of reactions representing such an event structure component as «Event time and duration», event names are shown to be a specific stimuli type causing reactions which differ from those caused by stimuli of other types. Reactions with temporal semantics are divided into groups according to temporal aspects designated by them, which may serve as the basis for comparing event names’ associative fields to those of stimuli naming actions and objects. Based on the differentiation of temporal reactions, two basic types of events are distinguished within the category.


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