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Kocourkovská fikce v českém a slovenském kontextu
"Kocourkov/Kocúrkovo" Fiction in Czech and Slovak Context

Author(s): Pavel Krejčí
Subject(s): Language studies, Language and Literature Studies, Theoretical Linguistics, Semantics, Eastern Slavic Languages
Published by: Пловдивски университет »Паисий Хилендарски«
Keywords: Kocourkov in Czech context; Kocúrkovo in Slovak context
Summary/Abstract: The paper deals with the quasitoponym “Kocourkov”, also “Kocúrkovo”, which not only occurs in Czech and Slovak phraseology, but also works as a specific allegory. “Kocourkov/Kocúrkovo” is a fictional locality characterized by a specific structure of its population. In the paper we map its occurrence in Czech and Slovak literature and film and we also reveal the motivation for naming fictitious localities with these quasitoponyms.

  • Page Range: 426-435
  • Page Count: 10
  • Publication Year: 2020
  • Language: Czech