Is piękny (lovely) always lovely? Cover Image
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Czy piękny jest zawsze piękny?
Is piękny (lovely) always lovely?

Author(s): Joanna Muszyńska
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies
Published by: Dom Wydawniczy ELIPSA

Summary/Abstract: The object of this paper is the usages of the adjective piękny (lovely) and the adverb pięknie (lovely), which are recorded in dictionaries as their separate meanings (usually with the qualifi er ironically). The author, by overviewing this type of utterances (fi ve types), confi rms the hypothesis that such a meaning of the lexemes is non-existent, since markedness is manifested at the level of parole, belonging to the sphere of pragmatics. It results from operations on the meaning (applying various types of devices, such as intonation) rather than the meaning itself and therefore it should not be treated as such.

  • Issue Year: 2013
  • Issue No: 09
  • Page Range: 67-75
  • Page Count: 9
  • Language: Polish