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An initial description of syntactic extensions in spoken Czech

  • This paper aims to describe different patterns of syntactic extensions of turns-at-talk in mundane conversations in Czech. Within interactional linguistics, same-speaker continuations of possibly complete syntactic structures have been described for typologically diverse languages, but have not yet been investigated for Slavic languages. Based on previously established descriptions of various types of extensions (Vorreiter 2003; Couper-Kuhlen & Ono 2007), our initial description shall therefore contribute to the cross-linguistic exploration of this phenomenon. While all previously described forms for continuing a turn-constructional unit seem to exist in Czech, some grammatical features of this language (especially free word order and strong case morphology) may lead to problems in distinguishing specific types of syntactic extensions. Consequently, this type of language allows for critically evaluating the cross-linguistic validity of the different categories and underlines the necessity of analysing syntactic phenomena within their specific action contexts.

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Author:Florence OloffORCiDGND, Martin HavlíkORCiD
Parent Title (English):Pragmatics
Place of publication:Amsterdam
Document Type:Article
Year of first Publication:2018
Date of Publication (online):2022/02/08
Publishing Institution:Leibniz-Institut für Deutsche Sprache (IDS)
Tag:Czech; conversation analysis; increments; interactional grammar; ordinary conversation; spoken syntax; syntactic extensions
GND Keyword:Gesprochene Sprache; Gespräch; Grammatik; Interaktion; Konversationsanalyse; Morphologie <Linguistik>; Slawische Sprachen; Syntax; Tschechisch; Wortstellung
First Page:361
Last Page:390
DDC classes:400 Sprache / 400 Sprache, Linguistik
Open Access?:ja
Linguistics-Classification:Gesprächsforschung / Gesprochene Sprache
Linguistics-Classification:Pragmalinguistik / Kommunikationsforschung
Licence (English):License LogoCreative Commons - Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International