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O słownictwie specjalistycznym w leksykonach języka ogólnego na przykładzie wyrażeń prawnych i prawniczych
Specialist vocabulary in general dictionaries based on the example of legal terminology

Author(s): Anna Czelakowska, Emilia Kubicka
Subject(s): Theoretical Linguistics, Applied Linguistics
Published by: Towarzystwo Miłośników Języka Polskiego
Keywords: general dictionaries of Polish; specialist vocabulary; legal terms; labels; label praw. (‘legal’

Summary/Abstract: The aim of the presented analysis of words and phrases with the label praw. (‘legal’) in contemporary dictionaries of Polish language is an attempt to solve some problems of determining the place of specialist vocabulary and its qualifying in general dictionaries. The authors agree with the metalexicographical postulate that a monolingual dictionary should also note terms used by non-specialists. In their opinion there should be noted the words and phrases connected with law that 1) are also used in not-legal texts (e.g. journalistic writing) and 2) if they are homonymous with not-legal phrases their meaning in standard Polish is different from legal terms. These conclusions seem also to be important for qualifying specialist vocabulary from other fields.

  • Issue Year: 2017
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 43-59
  • Page Count: 17
  • Language: Polish