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Apoziční vedlejší věty
Appositional subordinate clauses

Author(s): Josef Štěpán
Subject(s): Western Slavic Languages
Published by: AV ČR - Akademie věd České republiky - Ústav pro jazyk český
Keywords: anticipatory expression; appositional subordinate clause; denotatum; determination; indication – specification; connective

Summary/Abstract: In the frame of the formal-semantic level description of language system, appositonal subordinate clause is defined as a subordinate clause incorporated into the matrix-clause by the semantic-syntactic relationship of apposition. Appositional subordinate clause specifies the anticipatory expression in the matrix-clause and its reference is identical with this expression (the same denotatum is expressed twice). The appositional clause has the same sentence validity and the anticipatory expression, however, it belongs to a different level than the determinative subordinate clause. Appositional clauses are classified according to the connective introducing this clause (autosemantic, synsemantic). In case of autosemantic connective (pronoun or adverb) according to the denotatum common to the anticipatory expression and the connective (person, thing, place, time, manner).

  • Issue Year: 101/2018
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 81-93
  • Page Count: 13
  • Language: Czech
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