Does Russian imperfective have repetitive (frequentative / iterative / habitual) meaning?.

2014. №4, 3-12

Viktor S. Xrakovskij
Institute for Linguistic Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg, 199053, Russia;


The paper suggests that, apart from actual-durative meanings, imperfective grammemes in Russian can also express non-actual durative meanings that are inherent in imperfective aspect grammemes in repetition contexts. As for repetition meanings themselves, they are expressed in the context or even in the pretext.