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Wie übersetzt man ein tschechisches Pronomen ins Deutsche? Anmerkungen zu Hana Pelouškovás Stichprobe im tschechisch-deutschen Parallelkorpus.

Title in English How to Translate a Czech pronoun into German? Comments on Hana Peloušková s probe into the Czech German Parallel Corpus.


Year of publication 2006
Type Article in Proceedings
Conference Brünner Hefte zur Didaktik, Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaft. Sborník prací Pedagogické fakulty Masarykovy univerzity v Brně, svazek 199, řada cizích jazyků č. 8
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Education

Field Linguistics
Keywords reflexive pronoun; parallel corpus; language comparison
Description In this article I comment on a recent study in comparative linguistics in which the author is mapping the frequency of German translation equivalence of the Czech reflexive pronoun si in the Czech German Parallel Corpus. I emphasize the importance of choosing for comparisons only one and the same linguistic level in both languages and demonstrate that the frequency of the German reflexive pronoun is significantly higher than is suggested in the corpus study as soon as one reduces the influence of lexical and stylistic factors.

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