From aquavitae to Amator [Lover] – vodka in polish culture Cover Image

Od akwawity do Amatora – wódka w polskiej kulturze. Rekonesans badawczy
From aquavitae to Amator [Lover] – vodka in polish culture

Author(s): Magdalena Graf, Małgorzata Cieliczko
Subject(s): Language studies
Published by: Wydawnictwo Naukowe Akademii im. Jakuba z Paradyża
Keywords: vodka; onomastics; microhistory; thing studies; pharmakon

Summary/Abstract: The article is about vodka that is studied from a philological perspective (cultural,literary, linguistic). The methodology used in the text is a combination of the microhistoryand the object-turn. Authors present important issues connected to the cultureof producing and consuming this alcoholic beverage (in the past and nowadays) and theforms of its presence in polish literature (i.e. in memoirs, poetry, novels). Significantpart of the article is the linguistic research: from the names of specific kinds of vodkaand colloquial variants of lexeme vodka to characteristic for the latest Polish languagenumerous proper names.

  • Issue Year: 13/2016
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 5-26
  • Page Count: 22
  • Language: Polish