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Phrasal Combinations in English Swearing
Romanenko, Anton ; Šaldová, Pavlína (advisor) ; Tichý, Ondřej (referee)
The aim of this BA thesis is to describe and analyze multi-word combinations of the word fuck, including such compounds as fuck it up, fuck me off, fuck around, etc. The thesis seeks to describe its colloqations, types of complementation, and meaning with regards to semantic and syntactic restrictions. While most dictionaries describe fuck in terms of abstract semantic structures, this thesis will analyze examples from the British National Corpus of spoken English. The theoretical part will discuss briefly the recent development observed in the uses of the word as well as socio- linguistic aspects of its use, as described in secondary literature. This part will also provide a list of possible combinations of fuck and their meaning (according to the Oxford English Dictionary) and discuss the possible terminological approaches to the phraseological description of the word and its combinations. In the methodological part, the procedure of working with the data and the British National Corpus is described. The analytical part descibes the combinations discovered in the BNC from the point of view of their meaning and the degree of their grammatical variability. Key words: swearing, bad language, phrasal verbs, formulaic language, idiomaticity
The portrayal of the unreal in Strugatsky brothers' novels.
Romanenko, Anton ; Kosáková, Hana (advisor) ; Stranz-Nikitina, Veronika (referee)
This bachelor thesis seeks to describe the ways in which the Strugatsky brothers depict the unreal (that is the supernatural, non-existent phenomena) in their 1968 novel Snail on the Slope (Улитка на склоне). The primary purpose of the thesis is to find out what linguistic means and devices are used to create an image of the unreal. The thesis is based on the theoretical framework of cognitive linguistics. This field of linguistic research puts an emphasis on an idea that the speaker's experience of being in space and time is interconnected with one's linguistic behavior. It is characteristic of language, however, that it can depict the unreal and describe what does not exist in the empirical reality. From that perspective, the questions of how the Strugatsky brothers portray the unreal non-existent phenomena and what epistemological meaning such portrayal may have appears to be of particular importance.

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