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Prefixes and prefixoids of Latin and Greek origin as a prerequisite for understanding foreign words in four-year grammar school students
Králová, Eliška ; Janovec, Ladislav (advisor) ; Šindelářová, Jaromíra (referee) ; Mitter, Patrik (referee)
Classical languages - Latin and Greek - have been influencing the vocabulary of the Czech language throughout its independent development. Both languages contribute to the process of creating new words to a large extent even today. This does not apply only to terminologies of various scientific fields but also to the naming of phenomena and facts of our everyday life. In connection with globalization and the general effort for language internationalization, classical languages, thanks to their flexibility and ability to link with domestic and foreign word-forming components, are very intensively involved in neology. The aim of this dissertation is to demonstrate how high the level of understanding of word-forming components from Latin and Greek is shown by students in the 1st and 4th year of the four-year general grammar school, and to what extent possible unfamiliarity prevents them from a correct understanding of similarly formed expressions. The tool for determining the scope of knowledge among students was a didactic test administered at five four-year grammar schools in the Czech Republic, and every time, for comparison, in all parallels of the 1st and 4th year. The results of the research may help to improve the didactic processing of the curriculum in Czech language classes, and to enhance...
Metaphorical patterns in onomastics recognizable by pupils and students
Štěpánová, Pavla ; Janovec, Ladislav (advisor) ; Šindelářová, Jaromíra (referee) ; Mitter, Patrik (referee)
This dissertation thesis deals with metaphorical patterns in a specific language material - names for partner (pet names) as recognizabled by pupils of age 14 to 16 and students of age 18 to 20. Names for partner, i. e. ways of mutual calling between a two people making a couple, were selected due to its strong metaphorical character. Their ambiguous affiliation with proper names, or common name enabled critical evaluation of structural and functional definition of proper names as well. Furthemore they enable to present a cognitive view on proper names especially based on emphasizing the conotative part of meaning and metaphorical nature of humans' thinking. The research was based on questionnaire divided into two parts and group and individual interviews with girls. The sufficient lexicological material gained due to the first part of questionnaire became a matter of metaphorical conceptualizations' analysis dealing with conceptualizations of partner (love). Thanks to the individual interviews the communication and pragmatic analysis of names for partner was performed. Second part of questionnaire and group interviews with girls enabled the detailed analysis of connotations and metaphorical perception of thirteen names intended for ladies. KEYWORDS metaphor, cognitive linguistics, onomastics,...

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