Spelling variants of idioms in contemporary monolingual dictionaries Cover Image

Wariantywność pisowniowa frazeologizmów we współczesnych słownikach jednojęzycznych
Spelling variants of idioms in contemporary monolingual dictionaries

Author(s): Elżbieta Awramiuk
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies, Theoretical Linguistics
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu w Białymstoku
Keywords: spelling; punctuation; variants; lexicography; phraseology

Summary/Abstract: The article discusses spelling and punctuation variants of Polish phrases in contemporary Polish dictionaries. Spelling variants of idioms with regard to capital/lowercase spelling, most of all, results from progressing desemantization of original meanings. Examples excerpted from lexicographical sources prove that units whose meaning is not identical are usually written down in two variants, e.g. pyrrhic/Pyrrhic victory. Variants aremuch more frequently connected with a diversifiedmanner of recording a given unit in different lexicographical sources. Every dictionary provides one way of spelling of a given compound but consulting various dictionaries proves the existence of more than one variant.

  • Issue Year: 2016
  • Issue No: 16
  • Page Range: 29-39
  • Page Count: 11
  • Language: Polish