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Regionalizmy a dialektyzmy — rozróżnienie w literaturze przedmiotu i w świadomości użytkowników języka
Regionalisms and linguistic variants — distinction in literature and in the minds of speakers

Author(s): Monika Szymańska
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies, Theoretical Linguistics
Published by: Towarzystwo Miłośników Języka Polskiego
Keywords: language regionalisms; regional differences in the contemporary Polish language

Summary/Abstract: The article compares and contrasts the following definitions: "regionalizm językowy" (‘linguistic regionalism’), "dialektyzm" (‘item of a dialect’) and "gwaryzm", which were taken from scientific studies and analyses how they are related, paying attention to the sociolinguistic aspect of this term. Then the article presents some conclusions from the analysis of the survey, which examines how the concept of "linguistic regionalism" functions in the consciousness of language speakers. The final section presents the opinions of linguists regarding the future of regionalisms in language, and confronts them with predictions which were formulated decades ago and which still require verification.

  • Issue Year: 2015
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 366-377
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: Polish