Morfosyntaktické vlastnosti českých vokativních frází

Title in English Morphosyntactic properties of Czech vocative phrases


Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Nová čeština doma a ve světě
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Keywords vocative; vocative phrases; addressing forms; morphosyntax
Description This paper focuses on the morphosyntactic properties of Czech vocative phrases. The aim of the paper is to describe the basic nature of Czech vocative phrases and to integrate the observations into the broader context of other languages. It looks upon vocative phrases as discourse-related structures that behave the same as DP arguments do, with respect to a number of properties. In other respects, however, they differ from regular DPs and exhibit unique behavior. The paper is organised as follows: the first section provides insight into the general issues of vocative phrases; the second section describes various types of VocP, possible heads of VocP and issues of co-indexation; the third section considers the fundamental morphological features of vocative phrases. It specifically deals with the nature of those Czech nouns that have a distinct vocative morphology.
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