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Obecná Čeština
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Obecná čeština (lit. Common Czech; henceforth CC) is a nonstandard and uncodified variety of Czech used in everyday communication with the potential to be a nationwide koine or vernacular for a wide range of informal and semiformal situations. The term CC is said to be derived from Hermann Paul’s Gemeinsprache (Sgall et al. 1992: 266), but it can be used to denote any informal spoken variety of Czech (cf. “Hovorová čeština”).

The status of CC was subject to discussions during the 20th century fr…

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Cvrček, Václav, “Obecná Čeština”, in: Encyclopedia of Slavic Languages and Linguistics Online, Editor-in-Chief University of Kansas General Editor University of Chicago Associate Editors University of Kansas Brown University University of Amsterdam University of Warsaw University of Zagreb University of Mainz Stockholm University Marc L. Greenberg, Lenore A. Grenoble, Stephen M. Dickey, Masako Ueda Fidler, René Genis, Marek Łaziński, Anita Peti-Stantić, Björn Wiemer, Nadežda V. Zorixina-Nilsson. Consulted online on 03 June 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-6229_ESLO_COM_031991>
First published online: 2020

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