{Dictionary of Polish Dialects} by Jan Karłowicz. Legacy. Inspiration. Challenge Cover Image
  • Price 3.90 €

{Słownik gwar polskich} Jana Karłowicza. Dziedzictwo. Inspiracje. Wyzwania
{Dictionary of Polish Dialects} by Jan Karłowicz. Legacy. Inspiration. Challenge

Author(s): Joanna Okoniowa
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies
Published by: Wydział Polonistyki Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego
Keywords: etnografia; etnologia; folklorystyka; leksykografia; słowniki; ludoznawstwo; Jan Karłowicz; etnography; etnology; folklor studies; lexicography; dictionaries; ethnic studies; Jan Karłowicz

Summary/Abstract: The paper provides an assessment of Jan Karłowicz’s {Słownik gwar polskich} [‘Dictionary of Polish Dialects’] from a perspective of its hundred-year history. It also evaluates from a contemporary point of view the extensive review of Karłowicz’s dictionary formulated by Kazimierz Nitsch, a review that substantially influenced the outlook on the dictionary and the evaluation of its author as a researcher. As seen from the contemporary perspective, the {Dictionary of Polish Dialects} appears to be not only a major breakthrough in the 19th-century dialectology, but also a source of inspiration for the 21st-century scholars.

  • Issue Year: 64/2013
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 245-258
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: Polish