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In the article metonymical nominations of the subject in colloquial language are investigated. Cognitive, referential and pragmatic factors determining the specificity of profiling of significant component of situation are considered. It is established that profiling of the place or object of action is caused by requirement to characterize the person in functional and activity aspect. Profiling of process or state is connected with need of expression of a subjective-modal assessment. At the same time such parameters as definiteness / uncertainty and singularity / plurality of the referent have crucial importance.

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N. A. Chernyavskaya

Samara National Researh University

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ORCID iD: 0000-0002-1825-0097
Russian Federation


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