Slovosled reflexivního se závislého na verbu finitu v Bibli kralické

Title in English The word order of the Czech reflexive pronoun/morpheme se dependent on a finite verb in the Kralice Bible


Year of publication 2020
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Listy filologické
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Keywords clitics; reflexive pronoun; Kralice Bible; quantitative linguistics
Description In this study, we analyze the word order of the Czech reflexive pronoun/morpheme se dependent on a finite verb in eight books of the first edition of the Kralice Bible. This article is a follow-up to the previous research on the word order 1. of the pronominal enclitics mi, ho, mu in the Kralice Bible, and 2. of the reflexive pronoun/morpheme se in the 1st radaction of the Old Czech Bible. The analysis reveals that the reflexive pronoun/morpheme se shows characteristics typical to word ordering of enclitics in the given Bible text. Specifically, there is competition between the post-initial and contact positions of the enclitic in the Kralice Bible. However, the contact position occurs within the post-initial position in a majority of cases, which means that these two positions do not compete but rather cooperate. This cooperation was found in other Czech Bibles as well. Further, the realization of the enclitic in the contact non-post-initial position is influenced by 1. the position of its governing verb further in the clause, 2. the length of the initial phrase (the longer the first phrase, the higher probability of the non-post-initial position), 3. the style (it appears in a non-post-initial position more likely if the text has a poetic style). Finally, the comparison of the Kralice Bible and the 1st redaction of the Old Czech Bible showed – despite the 200-year gap between the two translations – same word order patterns of word ordering of sě/se.
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