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Souvětí s řetězcovou závislostí vedlejších vět jako nejvyšší gramatická jednotka
Complex sentences with chain dependence of subordinate clauses as the highest grammatical unit

Author(s): Josef Štěpán
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies, Applied Linguistics, Descriptive linguistics
Published by: Ústav pro jazyk český Akademie věd České republiky
Keywords: chain dependence of subordinate clauses; hypotactic connective; contact pair; ellipsis of a subordinate clause; complex sentence with paratactic subordinate clauses; comparison of subordinate clauses

Summary/Abstract: Complex sentence with chain dependence of subordinate clauses is a complex clause in which a main clause is modified by a dependent clause of the first degree of dependence, which functions as a governing clause of the second degree of dependence, etc.; chain dependence of subordinate clauses thus comes into existence. Such complex sentence is the highest grammatical unit, for which extension into depth is significant. The paper describes seven possibility of description of such complex sentences. (1) Subordinate clauses are usually distinguished by the sentence-element role and a hypotactic connective. (2) Complex sentence has different directions of extension of the chain dependence (clause order variants). (3) Contact pairs of hypotactic connectives belonging to different clauses. (4) Ellipsis of the middle subordinate clause in chain dependence. (5) Comparison between clauses of the first and second degree of dependence. (6) Transformation of complex sentences with chain dependence into a complex sentence with paratactic subordinate clauses. (7) Place of false subordinate clauses in chain dependence.

  • Issue Year: 2020
  • Issue No: 21
  • Page Range: 41-58
  • Page Count: 18
  • Language: Czech