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Korpusy a internet jako zdroje dat pro výzkum produktivity periferního slovotvorného typu: adjektiva typu hrůzoucí (hrůza) v korpusech a na internetu

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Title in English Corpus and Internet as a Source of Evidence for Word-formation Type hrůza hrůzoucí (horror of horrors)


Year of publication 2013
Type Article in Proceedings
Conference Gramatika a korpus 2012 : 4. mezinárodní konference
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Faculty of Arts

Field Linguistics
Keywords corpus; hapax legomena; figura etymologica
Description The aim of this paper is to present an analysis of adjectives (derived from nouns) ending with -oucí which occur typically in etymological figure hrůza hrůzoucí (e.g. horror of horrors). These constructions have the same meaning as so-called Hebrew superlatives (Song of Songs, Book of Books etc.). A large corpus-and-internet-based evidence enables us to evaluate the description of this type in existing Czech grammars and dictionaries. The formal and semantic restrictions of the word-formation productivity will be displayed, and the impact of idiomatic pattern on creating of the new formations (often emerging in the playful usage of language) will be demonstrated.
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