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Grammatical description and analysis of intrasentential codeswitching between Dutch and English
Rezková, Iva ; Pekelder, Jan (advisor) ; Nortier, Jacomine (referee) ; Vismans, Roel (referee)
in English This dissertation deals with one form of language contact in today's Dutch: the 'intrasentential codeswitching' between Dutch and English. The term 'intrasentential codeswitching' refers to such a bilingual situation in which the two languages have unequal roles: the so called matrix language (here: Dutch) determines the grammatical structure of codeswitching, and the so called embedded language (here: English) provides elements of various length which are inserted/embedded into the matrix frame. The definition of codeswitching which sees the phenomenon as a kind of insertion is based on Myers-Scotton's theories (1992, 2001, 2005) introduced in Matrix Language Frame Model (MLF-model). It is a structural model based on neuro- and psycho-linguistic research of language formation. The outcome of the research is a formulation of a set of grammatical hypotheses and principals which explain the codeswitching structure and which the author declares to be universally applicable to all language pairs. In this research, the Dutch-English codeswitching has been examined from a grammatical point of view. The research material consists of a written corpus, which contains 430 examples of Dutch-English mixed sentences. First of all, a morphological and syntactical analysis of the corpus has been...
Shakespeare revisited: rewritings of Shakespeare in modern British drama
Rezková, Iva ; Wallace, Clare (advisor) ; Nováková, Soňa (referee)
The aim of the thesis is to analyze three recent British rewritings of William Shakespeare's tragedies - Tom Stoppard's Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, Edward Bond's Lear, and Sarah Kane's Blasted. The thesis attempts to trace parallels between the classical text and its modern transformation. Nevertheless, central to the study is the discussion of the reasons for dismantling Shakespeare's texts in order to compose own works of art out of their elements. The paper explores in what ways and to what purposes the three playwrights modernize Shakespeare and rewrite his tragedies. The analysis of the three modern plays based on Shakespeare is framed in a study of the shifting attitudes towards Shakespeare's plays and the changing patterns of their adaptations from the seventeenth to the twentieth century. As far as the development of approaches to Shakespeare's texts is concerned, the focus lies particularly on the late twentiethcentury phenomenon of rewriting classical texts in order to present a more updated and thus more accurate picture of contemporary reality and the current vision of human condition. Such a practice and such an approach to classical texts seem to be representative of Stoppard's, Bond's and Kane's plays.
Use of diminutives in the internet discussions regarding the gender of the speaker
Egedová, Miroslava ; Hrnčířová, Zdeňka (advisor) ; Rezková, Iva (referee)
This bachelor thesis compares the use of diminutives among men and women in the computer-mediated communication. It contains a theorethical summary of basic grammatical rules regarding the formation of diminutives, the semantic aspects of their use in an informal language (with emphasis on expressivity) and an overview of the socioliguistic theories within the framework of gender differences. The research section is based on a sociolinguistic study of this particular subject. The aim is to find the most significant differences of the word choices and the frequency of use of diminutives of men and women and possibly a reason for it. Abstract Deze bachelor scriptie vergelijkt het gebruik van verkleinwoorden tussen mannen en vrouwen in informele gesprekken op het internet. Hij bevat een theoretisch gedeelte dat de basisregels inzake grammatica van verkleinwoorden uitlegt. Ook worden er semantische specifieken van het gebruik van verkleinwoorden in informele taal vermeld (wat expressiviteit betreft) naast een overzicht van de sociolinguïstische theorieën in termen van genderverschillen. Voorts is er een praktisch hoofdstuk gewijd aan een sociolinguïstisch onderzoek. Het doel hiervan is om de meest opvallende verschillen tussen de woordkeuze en de frequentie van het gebruik van verkleinwoorden van...
Analysis of the Dutch Idioms Containing the Word "Money" and their Semantic Similarity with the Czech Idioms
Šivecová, Barbora ; Rezková, Iva (advisor) ; Ištván, Marcel (referee)
The thesis aims to conduct a semantic analysis of the Dutch idioms containing the word "money", categorization of the idioms to semantic categories and comparison of the semantic similarity with the Czech idioms. The theoretical part describes general phraseology and also takes up with the features and the classification of idioms. Moreover, it focuses on the theory of cognitive semantics and the history of phraseology in general, within the Netherlandistics and the Czech phraseology. The practical part takes up with the characterization of the Dutch corpus, the semantic analysis of the Dutch idioms and determining of the semantic similarity in Czech. The corpus consists of 133 Dutch idioms containing the word "money". The results of the thesis show that the idioms can be categorized on the ground of their prototypical qualities or concepts. The most dominant concept is called "the power of money". In general, we can assume that the meanings of the idioms are really various and do not have to relate only with financial affairs. The analysis of the semantic similarity with the Czech idioms has shown that the most of the Dutch idioms do not have any Czech equivalent. The result of this thesis is also a Dutch-Czech phraseological dictionary.
Spatial and Temporal PPs and their Positioning in the Sentence. Contrastive analysis between Dutch and French.
Bastin, Thomas ; Pekelder, Jan (advisor) ; Rezková, Iva (referee)
in English This thesis focuses on the spatial and temporal prepositional phrases (PP) and their positioning in French and Dutch. Both languages have different sentence structures, and it was therefore presumed that the positions of the PPs would vary in both languages. The purpose of this thesis was to do an analysis in this field, to describe the possible positions of spatial and temporal PPs and to compare them. The research was done within the functionalist theory of André Martinet. This theory is based on the fact that the main objective of language is communication and that people use various strategies to interpret messages on different levels. It also must be taken into account that various principles influence word order. Sentence structure, strategies and principles are factors that create a complex word order system must be considered when forming each sentence. On this basis, the purpose of this thesis is to describe these factors and demonstrate their usage through analysis of concrete, practical examples.
: The acquisition of the article by Czech learners of Dutch as a foreign language
Ungermannová, Eva ; Pekelder, Jan (advisor) ; Rezková, Iva (referee)
This Master's thesis deals with the phenomenon of learning Dutch as a foreign language. The paper draws upon the fundamental theories and methods associated with applied linguistics on second language acquisition, in particular on the interlanguage hypothesis. The theoretical basis to this study comes from psycholinguistic processes that accompany the second language acquisition, such as language transfer, fossilization, overgeneralization and variability. This section is followed by a brief summary of the theory of the Dutch article, in contrast with an outline on how definiteness and indefiniteness are expressed in Czech. The paper also mentions some recent findings on article acquisition by second language learners. The practical part describes and analyses a small corpus of written utterances by Czech students who followed courses of Dutch language and literature at three Czech universities. The corpus consists of utterances made by speakers at two levels of language proficiency. The thesis seeks to observe the differences between lower intermediate and upper intermediate students. The research focuses mainly on general tendencies in article use. Various factors that influence the use of this grammatical category are discussed. Based on the collected data, a number of hypotheses are formulated,...
Use of diminutives in the internet discussions regarding the gender of the speaker
Egedová, Miroslava ; Hrnčířová, Zdeňka (advisor) ; Rezková, Iva (referee)
This bachelor thesis compares the use of diminutives among men and women in the computer-mediated communication. It contains a theorethical summary of basic grammatical rules regarding the formation of diminutives, the semantic aspects of their use in an informal language (with emphasis on expressivity) and an overview of the socioliguistic theories within the framework of gender differences. The research section is based on a sociolinguistic study of this particular subject. The aim is to find the most significant differences of the word choices and the frequency of use of diminutives of men and women and possibly a reason for it. Abstract Deze bachelor scriptie vergelijkt het gebruik van verkleinwoorden tussen mannen en vrouwen in informele gesprekken op het internet. Hij bevat een theoretisch gedeelte dat de basisregels inzake grammatica van verkleinwoorden uitlegt. Ook worden er semantische specifieken van het gebruik van verkleinwoorden in informele taal vermeld (wat expressiviteit betreft) naast een overzicht van de sociolinguïstische theorieën in termen van genderverschillen. Voorts is er een praktisch hoofdstuk gewijd aan een sociolinguïstisch onderzoek. Het doel hiervan is om de meest opvallende verschillen tussen de woordkeuze en de frequentie van het gebruik van verkleinwoorden van...
Grammatical description and analysis of intrasentential codeswitching between Dutch and English
Rezková, Iva ; Pekelder, Jan (advisor) ; Nortier, Jacomine (referee) ; Vismans, Roel (referee)
in English This dissertation deals with one form of language contact in today's Dutch: the 'intrasentential codeswitching' between Dutch and English. The term 'intrasentential codeswitching' refers to such a bilingual situation in which the two languages have unequal roles: the so called matrix language (here: Dutch) determines the grammatical structure of codeswitching, and the so called embedded language (here: English) provides elements of various length which are inserted/embedded into the matrix frame. The definition of codeswitching which sees the phenomenon as a kind of insertion is based on Myers-Scotton's theories (1992, 2001, 2005) introduced in Matrix Language Frame Model (MLF-model). It is a structural model based on neuro- and psycho-linguistic research of language formation. The outcome of the research is a formulation of a set of grammatical hypotheses and principals which explain the codeswitching structure and which the author declares to be universally applicable to all language pairs. In this research, the Dutch-English codeswitching has been examined from a grammatical point of view. The research material consists of a written corpus, which contains 430 examples of Dutch-English mixed sentences. First of all, a morphological and syntactical analysis of the corpus has been...
Shakespeare revisited: rewritings of Shakespeare in modern British drama
Rezková, Iva ; Wallace, Clare (advisor) ; Nováková, Soňa (referee)
The aim of the thesis is to analyze three recent British rewritings of William Shakespeare's tragedies - Tom Stoppard's Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, Edward Bond's Lear, and Sarah Kane's Blasted. The thesis attempts to trace parallels between the classical text and its modern transformation. Nevertheless, central to the study is the discussion of the reasons for dismantling Shakespeare's texts in order to compose own works of art out of their elements. The paper explores in what ways and to what purposes the three playwrights modernize Shakespeare and rewrite his tragedies. The analysis of the three modern plays based on Shakespeare is framed in a study of the shifting attitudes towards Shakespeare's plays and the changing patterns of their adaptations from the seventeenth to the twentieth century. As far as the development of approaches to Shakespeare's texts is concerned, the focus lies particularly on the late twentiethcentury phenomenon of rewriting classical texts in order to present a more updated and thus more accurate picture of contemporary reality and the current vision of human condition. Such a practice and such an approach to classical texts seem to be representative of Stoppard's, Bond's and Kane's plays.

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