Full valency and the position of enclitics in the Old Czech

Authors

ČECH Radek KOSEK Pavel NAVRÁTILOVÁ Olga MAČUTEK Ján

Year of publication 2019
Type Article in Proceedings
Conference Proceedings of the First Workshop on Quantitative Syntax (Quasy, SyntaxFest 2019)
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

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Keywords full valency; enclitics; Old Czech Bible; quantitative linguistics
Description The paper is focused on the analysis of the relationship between the full valency of the predicate and the position of enclitics in the clause. For this analysis, ones of the oldest Old Czech prose texts (Bible translations) were used. We set up the hypothesis - the higher the full valency of the predicate, the lower the probability of the occurrence of the enclitic after the initial phrase of the clause – and test it. The hypothesis was corroborated only for narrative texts. In the case of poetic texts, the hypothesis was rejected.
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