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"Promotor", "prezenter" i inne: innowacje semantyczne w nazwach zawodów
"Promotor", "prezenter" and others: semantic innovations in the names of professions

Author(s): Marcin Zabawa
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies
Published by: Towarzystwo Miłośników Języka Polskiego
Keywords: neosemantism; semantic borrowings; names of professions

Summary/Abstract: The world of broadly understood work is under constant changes nowadays; consequently, the language describing it is changing as well. New constructions appear constantly, describing not only new professions, but those existing before as well. The aim of the article is thus to describe some new semantic innovations in the world of work. To be more precise, the paper describes the following innovations in Polish: "promotor" (English "promoter"), "prezenter" ("presenter"), "rezydent" ("resident") oraz "animator" ("animateur"). The author compares the old and new meaning of the selected words; their new meanings are illustrated with examples taken from NKJP (the National Corpus of Polish) as well as from job advertisements published on the Internet.

  • Issue Year: 2012
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 174-183
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: Polish