Vocabulary from the Masuria region in the {Dictionary of Polish Dialects} [‘Słownik gwar polskich’] by Jan Karłowicz Cover Image
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Leksyka z obszaru mazur w {Słowniku gwar polskich} Jana Karłowicza
Vocabulary from the Masuria region in the {Dictionary of Polish Dialects} [‘Słownik gwar polskich’] by Jan Karłowicz

Author(s): Dorota Krystyna Rembiszewska
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies
Published by: Wydział Polonistyki Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego
Keywords: dialektologia historyczna; leksykografia gwarowa; leksyka gwarowa; gwary mazurskie; historical dialectology; dialectal lexicography; dialectal vocabulary; Masurian dialects

Summary/Abstract: In the {Słownik gwar polskich} [‘Dictionary of Polish Dialects’] the language material from the Masurian region (in the time of creation of the dictionary – East Prussia) seems to be underrepresented. The index compiled by J. Karłowicz includes among others: {O Mazurach} [On Masuria] by W. Kętrzyński, {O gwarze Mazurów pruskich} [On the Dialect of the Inhabitants of Prussian Masuria] and {Przyczynki do charakterystyki Mazurów pruskich} [Contribution to a profile of Prussian Masuria] by J. Sembrzycki, {Wierzenia Mazurów} [The Masurian Beliefs] by M. Töppen. The resources used by the dictionary author are not strictly linguisticly-profiled, though they encompass rich language material. Masurian locations usually accompany the attested words from other regions. The exception are some Masuria-bound names that have not been, nevertheless, specified as far as their territorial range of use is concerned (which is clearly caused by the resource selection, all sources having rather a synthesizing character). Thus, the {Dictionary of Polish Dialects} by Jan Karłowicz offers no possibility of delineating the intra-dialectal borders, nor the range of use of particular names across the Masuria region.

  • Issue Year: 64/2013
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 291-298
  • Page Count: 8
  • Language: Polish