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Slavic Languages in the Perspective of Formal Grammar

Proceedings of FDSL 10.5, Brno 2014


Edited By Markéta Ziková, Pavel Caha and Mojmír Dočekal

The volume comprises papers that were presented at the 14th European conference on «Formal Description of Slavic Languages 10.5» at Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic. The conference focuses on formal approaches to Slavic phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics. The present contributions describe interesting data patterns found in Slavic languages and analyze them from the perspective of formal grammar, including generative syntax, Distributed Morphology, formal semantics and others.
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Development of Word Order of Preterit Auxiliary Clitics in the Old Czech Bibles



Abstract The article deals with the development of word-order of the preterit auxiliary in the Old Czech. According to the comprehensive works dealing with Czech historical syntax Gebauer (1929); Trávníček (1935, 1956), it can be assumed that the originally accented forms of AUXP changed into permanent clitic forms during the Old-Czech period. The paper is based on data gained from the Old Czech Bible translations (Gospel of Matthew). The aim of the paper is to detect all possible word-order positions of these auxiliary forms in analyzed texts and to explain them. The attention is especially paid to the following issues: 1. Are the forms of the preterit auxiliary in Old-Czech Bibles clitic? 2. Which clausal position do they occupy?

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