Vytýkací konstrukce v angličtině a v norštině. Kontrastivní studie

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Title:Vytýkací konstrukce v angličtině a v norštině. Kontrastivní studie
Creators:
Mojžíšová, Kateřina; Prague, Czech Republic
Journal or Publication Title:
Journal for Modern Philology, 93, 2, pp. 95-103
Uncontrolled Keywords:cleft construction, textual functions, functional sentence perspective, English, Norwegian

Abstract

The paper compares the cleft construction in English and Norwegian. The analysis is carried out on a sample of 100 English and 100 Norwegian examples translated from Czech. The paper focuses on the motivation for the use of the cleft construction. There are three main types of motivation described here: FSP, textual and syntactic. The FSP motivation is recognised either when the Czech original includes some explicit focusing device or when the only function of the cleft is to give more prominence to the focused element. The types of textual motivation analysed in this thesis are contrast, selection, identification, summarising function, topic launching and topic linking. The syntactic motivation appears to play its role in English clefts with a negative or restrictive adjunct in focus because the non-cleft counterpart would require an S–V inversion and would be stylistically marked. The second type of syntactic motivation appears in Norwegian interrogative clefts. The main function of the cleft construction in these sentences is to move the rhematic element from the subject position.

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Title:Vytýkací konstrukce v angličtině a v norštině. Kontrastivní studie
Translated title:The Cleft Construction in English and Norwegian: A Contrastive Study
Creators:
Mojžíšová, Kateřina; Prague, Czech Republic
Uncontrolled Keywords:cleft construction, textual functions, functional sentence perspective, English, Norwegian
Subjects:P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Divisions:Humanities and Social Sciences > 9. Section of Humanities and Philology > Institute of the Czech Language > Časopis pro moderní filologii (Journal of Modern Philology)
Journal or Publication Title:Journal for Modern Philology
Volume:93
Number:2
Page Range:pp. 95-103
ISSN:0008-7386
Publisher:The Institute of the Czech Language of the ASCR
Related URLs:
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http://avi.lib.cas.cz/node/18Publisher
ID Code:6745
Item Type:Article
Deposited On:19 Aug 2011 10:15
Last Modified:10 May 2017 14:12

Citation

Mojžíšová, Kateřina (2011) Vytýkací konstrukce v angličtině a v norštině. Kontrastivní studie. Journal for Modern Philology, 93 (2). pp. 95-103. ISSN 0008-7386

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