CAHA, Pavel and Markéta ZIKOVÁ. Vowel length as evidence for a distinction between free and bound prefixes in Czech. Acta Linguistica Hungarica. Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 2016, vol. 63, No 3, p. 331-377. ISSN 1216-8076. doi:10.1556/064.2016.63.3.3.
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Original name Vowel length as evidence for a distinction between free and bound prefixes in Czech
Name in Czech Vokalická délka jako důkaz pro existenci volných a vázaných prefixů v češtině
Authors CAHA, Pavel (203 Czech Republic, belonging to the institution) and Markéta ZIKOVÁ (203 Czech Republic, guarantor, belonging to the institution).
Edition Acta Linguistica Hungarica, Budapest, Akadémiai Kiadó, 2016, 1216-8076.
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Original language English
Type of outcome Article in a journal
Field of Study 60203 Linguistics
Country of publisher Hungary
Confidentiality degree is not subject to a state or trade secret
Impact factor Impact factor: 0.200
RIV identification code RIV/00216224:14210/16:00088038
Organization unit Faculty of Arts
UT WoS 000384747400003
Keywords in English prefixes; particles; particle alternation; vowel length; Czech
Tags International impact, Reviewed
Changed by Changed by: doc. Mgr. Markéta Ziková, Ph.D., učo 9336. Changed: 19/2/2018 10:45.
This paper argues that Czech verbal prefixes alternate between two states, roughly corresponding to the traditional notions ‘free’ and ‘bound’. The distinction, however, is not reflected in the separability of the prefix and the verb; it is reflected in vowel length. Main evidence for the claim is drawn from the way vowel length of adpositions is treated Czech internally and from a comparison to Norwegian. Theoretically, we implement the alternation as a phrasal movement of the prefix from a VP internal position (where the prefix behaves as bound) to a VP external position, drawing on Taraldsen’s (2000) proposal for Norwegian and Svenonius’ (2004) account of prefixation in Slavic.
GA14-04215S, research and development projectName: Morfonologie češtiny: alternace vokalické délky
Investor: Czech Science Foundation, Standard Projects
ROZV/20/FF/CAH/2015, internal MU codeName: Podpora internacionalizace publikační činnosti 2015 - Caha
Investor: Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the CR, Development Programmes
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