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As a rule, sentences contain the main determinative relation (i. , predicative relation), as well as secondary relations. The main determinative relation presupposes a main determined constit- Academic writing and cultural identity 47 uent and a main determining constituent; the main determined constituent is independent and the main determining constituent can determine only the independent constituent. (Trost 1962: 267; our translation) However, Czech academic texts written in this style tend to be individual exceptions rather than the rule; by introducing here a specimen of them we mean to indicate the inadequacy of any simplifying classification and labelling characterizations.

Neither can they be belittled for their role in scholarship promotion and development of communal sense among people engaged in related areas of study. Specialization of a small number of languages for purposes of international communication is a natural practical solution in a world of growing international contacts and social interdependence. The way things are today, English comes closest to being an academic lingua franca. In an international discourse community founded on English, a nonnative speaker of that language is disadvantaged from the very beginning.

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