Full valency and the position of enclitics in the Old Czech

Radek Cech, Pavel Kosek, Olga Navratilova, Jan Macutek
2019 Proceedings of the First Workshop on Quantitative Syntax (Quasy, SyntaxFest 2019)   unpublished
The paper is focused on the analysis of the relationship between the full valency of the predicate and the position of enclitics in the clause. For this analysis, ones of the oldest Old Czech prose texts were used. We set up the hypothesis -the higher the full valency of the predicate, the lower the probability of the occurrence of the enclitic after the initial phrase of the clause -and test it. The hypothesis was corroborated only for narrative texts. In the case of poetic texts, the
more » ... texts, the hypothesis was rejected.
doi:10.18653/v1/w19-7910 fatcat:gawbd7msgncnbntocbmootpg6m