What Lies Behind the Indefiniteness of the Pronoun {niejaki}? Cover Image

Na czym polega nieokreśloność zaimka {niejaki}?
What Lies Behind the Indefiniteness of the Pronoun {niejaki}?

Author(s): Elżbieta Wierzbicka-Piotrowska
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies
Published by: Wydział Polonistyki Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego
Keywords: zaimek; nieokreśloność; deprecjatywność; nazwa własna; nazwa abstrakcyjna; pronoun; indefiniteness; depreciativeness; proper name; abstract name

Summary/Abstract: The article presents semantic and pragmatic analysis of a lexical item niejaki on the basis of contemporary Polish texts. Niejaki represents a grammatical class of indefinite pronouns but its indefiniteness is quite different from the other indefinite pronouns. As a result three main usages of niejaki which depend on the meaning of the noun it combines with have been distinguished.

  • Issue Year: 2009
  • Issue No: 56
  • Page Range: 361-378
  • Page Count: 18
  • Language: Polish