Title in original language: Ještě dneska mám zimomriavky, když si na ten nádherný příběh vzpomenu... Slovakizmy v češtine ako výsledok aj dôkaz česko-slovenského jazykového kontaktu
Author: Mira Nábělková
Title in English: I am still getting the chills when I am thinking of that wonderful story ... Slovakisms in the Czech language as a result and evidence of the linguistic contact of the Czech and Slovak language
Journal: Česko-slovenská historická ročenka 24, 1, 2022, pp. 107-138
Abstract: Slovakisms in Czech as a result of the linguistic contact of Czechs and Slovaks are a specific subject of interest from the viewpoint of linguistic, but not only linguistic analysis. The contacts between Czech and Slovak,which are closely-related and mutually understandable Western Slavic languages, led to the presence of contact phenomena in the both languages. While bohemisms in Slovak have been attracting wide expert and lay attention, slovakisms in Czech, which originated in various historical periods, remain, by comparison, less explored. The paper introduces the view on slovakisms based on several sources, including their description in the Czech dictionaries of the National Revival period, compared with the dictionaries of the 20th century. Furthermore, various linguistic works focussed on slovakisms and also specific forms of their introduction into contemporary Czech texts, often come with metalinguistic comments that document their evaluation from the point of view of Czech speakers. The word zimomriavky is a suitable example for such procedure. A deeper look at the slovakisms in Czech confirms them not only being a result of the mutual language contact but, at the same time, as the clear proof of the language contact 1 Text vznikol v rámci projektu Univerzity Karlovej Cooperatio, vedná oblasť Lingvistika. STUDIE 108 and a way to gain specific knowledge of the historical, social and political background of the Czech-Slovak language contact.
Keywords: slovakisms, bohemisms, Czech-Slovak language contact, contact-induced phenomena, National Revival, Czech dictionaries