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Hypokoristika z rodných jmen v Korpusu soukromé korespondence

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Title in English The Hypocorisms from first Names in The Private Correspondence Corpus (KSK)


Year of publication 2013
Type Chapter of a book
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Faculty of Arts

Description The contribution deals with hypocorism as a particular sort of antroponyms, whose word-forming system reflects contemporary word-forming tendencies. The register of hypocorisms from The Private Correspondence Corpus (KSK) became the main source material for this research. The character of this register is different from the material from questionnaires. The word-forming analysis of hypocorism was oriented on formalist and frequency research. Three basic tendencies in forming of hypocorism were separated on the basis of an analysis – the derivation with typical diminutive suffixes, the contraction and the derivation with formants typical for hypocorism. The particular types of derivation are completed with frequency indications and there is also a comparison with hypocorism from SMS-material. The conclusion of paper deals with changes in the natural and grammatical genus and it focuses also on the group of hypocorisms with formant -i/-y.
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