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Słownik jako tekst kultury
Dictionary as a text of culture

Author(s): Ewa Katarzyna Rudnicka
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies, Studies of Literature
Published by: Towarzystwo Miłośników Języka Polskiego
Keywords: Polish lexicography; dictionary and culture; text of culture; to understand lexicography; conventions in lexicography

Summary/Abstract: The subject of the article are Polish national dictionaries and cultural factors associated with their preparation and functioning. The aim of the discussion is to demonstrate clearly that the dictionary is not only a tool for documentation and information on the language, but also a kind of repository of collective experiences of the community. The author examines the definitions of the text culture, and argues that the dictionary can be included in this category. Therefore, she calls for studying and interpreting dictionaries in the same way as we do with the typical texts of culture.

  • Issue Year: 2016
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 47-64
  • Page Count: 18
  • Language: Polish