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Reality Creation through Language - A Qualitative Analysis of Modern Czech Texts
Project IdSGS02/FF/2018-2019
Main solverdoc. Mgr. Jaroslav David, Ph.D.
Period1/2018 - 12/2019
ProviderSpecifický VŠ výzkum
AnotationThe goal of the 2-year project Vytváření reality prostřednictvím jazyka - kvalitativní analýza novočeských textů (Reality Creation through Language - A Qualitative Analysis of Modern Czech Texts) is to present language as a device for creating reality in a selected types of communicative situations and texts. The research topic is examined in the following particular topics: 1) constructing Old Czech language (in the sense 'pretending to be authentic') in the modern fiction, films and marketing texts, 2) thematization (in the way of etymologization, interpretation, re-semantization) of proper names in the fiction (novel, travel writing) and opinion-journalism (political speeches). The project examines the original topics that have not been elaborated in Czech linguistics yet; the analysis is based on varied texts of different genres. The project planned outputs are: 5 articles, 1 chapter in a monograph, 3 MA thesis, 5 conference papers.