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Stereotyp i prototyp - znaczenia terminów
Stereotype and prototype – defining terms

Author(s): Jolanta Tambor
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Keywords: stereotype; prototype; names of animals; polish language

Summary/Abstract: The author notices that a term „stereotype‟ is an inextricable part of a discourse in many areas of life and it is used in varied contexts. Furthermore, the author states that the definitions of a stereotype should place emphasis on the emotional evaluation as their important constituents. She shows the difference between stereotype and prototype (an object acknowledged as typical) on the basis of a few names of animals. Stereotypical and prototypical features have their own appropriate way of fixing in a language, not necessarily as nomination, idioms or derivatives; it is also possible to extract them from the data gathered in surveys or from texts.

  • Issue Year: 1/2008
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 23-29
  • Page Count: 7
  • Language: Polish