By Barbara Schmiedtová

The examine endeavors an in depth and systematic class of linguistic simultaneity expressions. additional, it goals at a good defined survey of the way simultaneity is expressed by way of local audio system of their personal language. at the foundation of actual creation info the e-book solutions the questions of the way local audio system convey temporal simultaneity mostly, and the way rookies at varied degrees of talent care for this example below experimental attempt stipulations. in addition, the result of this learn shed new mild on our knowing of element typically, and on its acquisition via grownup freshmen.

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V(e)-, 17. vy-, 18. vz(e)-, 19. z(e)-, 20. za - (Karlík et al 1995: 199 - 217). Each of them is associated with a cluster of meanings, most of them exhibit polysemy and homonymy, and the realization of a given meaning of a prefix is highly dependent on the context in which the prefix occurs. Four main possibilites can be observed here. (1) The verbal prefix modifies the underlying meaning of the verb in a characteristic way. Thus it regularly makes the verb, for instance, inchoative (roz-esmát ‘to start laughing’), resultative (dopsat ‘to write to an end’), etc.

This question could be formulated as follows: Has this topic been mentioned/introduced before? In other words, what information can we obtain from the context when the temporal relations between two situations is left open? 12) The director tried to reach Mary and Peter this morning but he only got a busy signal. Then he was told that Mary and Peter were talking on the phone. 13) The postman entered the room. Mary and Peter were talking on the phone. 14) We wanted to convince Fred to come along.

14) We wanted to convince Fred to come along. During the day, Mary and Peter were talking on the phone trying to get him out of bed. 12), Peter and Mary were talking to each other. , during the time the director was trying to reach them, Mary and Peter were on the phone and talked to each other. 13), the reading is that Mary and Peter were simultaneously on the phone but did not talk to each other because this would not make pragmatic sense. 14), Mary and Peter were neither talking to each other, nor simultaneously, but rather in turns to the third person involved in the story.

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