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Analýza pasiva (zvl. toho českého) na základě by-fráze

Title in English Analysis of the passive (especially the Czech one) on the basis of the by-phrase


Year of publication 2019
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Description The lecture discusses three probably most influential theories of passive: Chomsky (1957), Jaeggli (1986) and Collins (2005) aiming to evaluate their proposed analysis of the passive structure in terms of their adequacy with regard to the syntactic and semantic properties of the by-phrase in the Czech long passive. It is shown that from this perspective, the most adequate theory of the verbal passive is the one in the style of Collins (2005), Collins (2018a). It is because it naturally explains the thematic interpretation of the by-phrase and determinates its distribution in the passive structure.
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