Valenční slovník českých sloves VALLEX
[VALLEX, a valency dictionary of Czech verbs]
paperback, 2. edition
published: january 2017
recommended price: 490 czk
The Valency Dictionary of Czech Verbs complements the series of much needed books in Czech language studies covering both theoretical and practical aspects in the field. It presents the valency of 4,586 consistently elaborated Czech verbs. The scholars took the same theoretical approaches to valency as in the previous edition, supplementing them, however, with a grammatical component. In addition to basic valency information on the number and types of valency complements, their obligatory or facultative nature and the morphematic form of the valency complements, the new grammatical component can be used to derive the head word’s modifications in grammaticalized diatheses (passive, reciprocal, reflexive) as well as the forms of valency members in selected lexicalized alternations. This allows for an interconnection of semantically related units which differ in the order of affected semantic participants. The dictionary offers valuable material for empirical research and for the methodology of the description of valency based on defined criteria.