Wackernagel's Position and Contact Position of Pronominal Enclitics in Older Czech. Competition or Cooperation?

Authors

ČECH Radek KOSEK Pavel NAVRÁTILOVÁ Olga MAČUTEK Ján

Year of publication 2019
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Jazykovedný časopis
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Citation
Web https://www.juls.savba.sk/ediela/jc/2019/2/jc19-02.pdf
Doi http://dx.doi.org/10.2478/jazcas-2019-0057
Keywords enclitic; quantitative linguistics; Wackernagel's position; contact position; development of the Czech language; older Czech Bible translations
Description The paper focuses on analyzing the relationship among word order positions of pronominal enclitics in the history of Czech. Specifically, we look at the Wackernagel’s position and the contact position and we try to decide whether these two positions compete, as usually taken for granted, or whether there is a certain kind of cooperation between them. The results show that the positions do not compete, at least not in the majority of cases. We used a corpus based on selected books of the first edition of the Old Czech Bible and Kralice Bible for the analysis.
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