The Predicate Agreement with Quantified Expressions Database allows you to calculate the frequencies of singular and plural predicates with subjects which are quantified expressions. The query will return results showing percentages for each of the competing forms within the set of examples selected. For each time slice the percentage of singular and the percentage of plural forms is given. As these are the only possibilities, the percentages will sum to 100%. The percentages are accompanied by the raw numbers of examples extracted from the corpus. Queries may be specified with respect to time periods, individual authors, as well as morphological, syntactic and semantic parameters. Where necessary, help texts, explaining particular parameters are provided. To read these texts, hover over the question mark near the search parameter label. To modify your query, go to a respective box and select a new value (or values). All other parameters from your previous query will remain unchanged.
By default, the query will return results from the entire 200 century period covered by the database. Alternatively, you can create composite time periods based on the 20-year or 50-year slices. 50 years: This gives the figures divided into four 50-year slices from 1801 to 2000. 20 years: This gives the figures divided into ten 20-year slices from 1801 to 2000. The drop down menus allow you to combine several consecutive periods into one period. Select one of the two options: 50 years or 20 years and then specify the start and end dates. Statistics will be returned in one column for the period specified. For example, the 80-year period running from the beginning of 1861 to the end of 1940 can be examined by selecting the 20-year option and specifying From 1861-1980 To 1921-1940.
Animate nouns refer to humans (including humans in kinship relations) and non-humans (such as animals and supernatural creatures) and contrast with nouns that refer to inanimate entities. Refine your search by selecting a subset of quantified phrases based on their animacy.
The category of the head in a quantified expressin can be a noun, pronoun or substantivised adjective. Substantivised adjectives comprise adjectives and adjectival participles, which fill the position of a noun in a quantified expression. Refine your search by selecting a subset of quantified phrases based on their animacy.
Quantified expressions occur with a range of predicate types. These are divided into numeral quantifiers, non-numeral quantifiers, mixed quantifiers ending in a noun of determinate quality, and mixed quantifiers with tysjača ‘thousand’, million ‘million’
Additional conditions cover nine characteristics of the noun phrase in this section. Details regarding these characteristics are given in help texts (see question marks near the respective parameters).
Properties of the predicate may be specified with respect to the following options: copula, zero copula, semi-copula, full verb and existential verb byt´ (‘to be’). Each of these values may be selected individually only.
The subject may precede of follow the predicate. Refine your query by selecting the order of the subject and the predicate.
The subject and the predicate may be separated by a clause (for example, participles or gerunds with dependents, or relative clauses) or with an adverbial phrase (isolated by punctuation marks and therefore prosodically). Refine your query by searching only for examples with a separated subject and predicate, or exclude examples with this property from your results.
The quantified expression may be modified by a relative clause introduced by a plural relative pronoun. Refine your query by searching only for examples with a relative clause introduced by a plural relative pronoun, or exclude examples with this property from your results.
The quantified expression may be part of a clause with a possessor introduced with the preposition u 'by'. Refine your query by searching only for examples with u nego type possession, or exclude examples with this property from your results.
The author search function allows you to restrict the results returned to those examples found in works of individual or multiple authors. Leave all author names unselected to return results form the entire corpus.
To view the results of previous statistical studies on the phenomena in question, click the Statistics button at the the bottom of the form. Use a Select button to refer to a particular author, and then select a row with a conditioning factor (or with a combination of factors) for which you would like to see statistics. Please note that only one author may be selected at a time. Statistics are structured as in the original source.