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‘Władza’ na rozdrożach derywacji semantycznej
‘State Government’ on the Path of Semantic Derivation

Author(s): Zuzana Topolińska
Subject(s): Semantics, Historical Linguistics
Published by: Wydział Polonistyki Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego
Keywords: semantic derivation; rule

Summary/Abstract: The article is devoted to the semantic evolution of *ręd-, *vold- i *(g)panroots leading to contemporary Polish and Macedonian predicates of ‘exercising power’. A confrontation of Polish derivatives was conducted to rule with their Macedonian counterparts.The text indicates convergence and differences in semantic derivation of the roots studied in Polish and Macedonian.Two solid semantic components of the notion of power can be indicated: ‘order’ and ‘control’ and direction of the semantic derivation process – from linear order ‘control over own property’ and ‘rule over subjects’ towards ‘state power’.

  • Issue Year: 2019
  • Issue No: 74
  • Page Range: 289-297
  • Page Count: 9
  • Language: Polish