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Názory respondentů v dotazníku na psaní velkých písmen
Respondent opinions in a capitalization questonnaire

Author(s): Ivana Svobodová
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies
Published by: Ústav pro jazyk český Akademie věd České republiky
Keywords: attitude; capital letter; codification; opinion; orthography; respondent; The Rules of Czech Orthography

Summary/Abstract: The paper analyzes and evaluates the responses from a sociolinguistic survey concerning capitalization in Czech. Approximately 4,100 participants utilized the opportunity to express their opinions on this matter. The expressed views varied greatly. They were often contradictory and concerned not only capitalization, but also other spelling issues or language issues in general. The paper devotes special attention to opinions on particular types of names. Most often, the participants expressed their views on geographical names, especially public places in cities. Other frequently mentioned types were company names, names of authorities and the titles of document or literary work.

  • Issue Year: 2013
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 17-35
  • Page Count: 19
  • Language: Czech