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Comparative Analysis of Neologisms in Selected Works of Terry Pratchett and George R. R. Martin
Dragounová, Tereza ; Lancová, Klára (advisor) ; Pípalová, Renata (referee)
The thesis presents a comparison of the neologisms found in selected works of two fantasy series, namely those from the books Last Continent and Jingo (both by Terry Pratchett, they belong to the Discworld series) and A Game of Thrones (by George R. R. Martin, an installment of the A Song of Ice and Fire series). The neologisms gathered from the three books are firstly dealt with separately and subcategorized according to the word-formation processes that were employed in their creation. Subsequently, the data from respective categories in each series are compared with attention paid equally to possible disparities on one hand as well as to significant similarities on the other hand. An attempt at interpreting thus obtained results has been made, mostly with respect to the subgenres of the books and the roles they might have played in the creation of the acquired neologisms. The comparison reveals both differences and similarities, some of them quite striking. The word-formation processes that demonstrate the most intriguing results are compounding and miscellaneous processes, which are utilized to vastly different degrees in each of the series. The other processes display mostly similarity of use or just slight differences. Key words: word-formation process, neologism, comparison
Role of Affixation in the English Pronunciation
Dragounová, Tereza ; Červinková Poesová, Kristýna (advisor) ; Matuchová, Klára (referee)
The aim of this work is to explore and describe the relationship between the processes of afixation and the changes it triggers in the sound system of the English language. The theoretical part presents a classification of inflectional and selected derivational affixes and it scrutinizes the impact they exert on word stress placement and related aspects of pronunciation. The practical part contains a research the goal of which was to collect vocabulary from general English textbooks and to analyse the amassed data using the apparatus established in the theoretical part. The principal objective was to observe to what extent the investigated phenomenon is truly reflected in basic vocabulary and also to suggest which particular sections of the classification system could be beneficially employed in teaching correct pronunciation of English vocabulary. Key words affixation, prefix, suffix, word stress placement

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