The adverbs rovně, zrovna, their functions and semantic shifts during the language development Cover Image
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Adverbia rovně, zrovna, jejich funkce a významové obměny v čase
The adverbs rovně, zrovna, their functions and semantic shifts during the language development

Author(s): Markéta Klimešová
Subject(s): Historical Linguistics, Western Slavic Languages
Published by: Ústav pro jazyk český Akademie věd České republiky
Keywords: adverb;semantic shifts;transitions between parts of speech;Middle Czech;

Summary/Abstract: This paper aims to describe and differentiate the diverse meanings of the adverbs rovně and zrovna during the different historical periods. It focuses on the usage of these expressions primarily in Middle Czech. Although a complete dictionary of Middle Czech is not yet available, we attempt to find the most significant functions of rovně and zrovna. Rovně is characterized by multiple meanings in Middle Czech, e.g. ‘stejně’, ‘právě (v tu chvíli)’ or ‘rovnoměrně’. Zrovna does not occur until the Baroque period. However, it is much more frequent than rovně in contemporary Czech.

  • Issue Year: 100/2017
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 235-242
  • Page Count: 8
  • Language: Czech