Etymological vs synchronic approach of homonymy in Polish and Russian linguistics Cover Image

Etymologiczna a synchroniczna koncepcja homonimii w językoznawstwie polskim i rosyjskim
Etymological vs synchronic approach of homonymy in Polish and Russian linguistics

Author(s): Joanna Wasiluk
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies, Lexis, Semantics, Comparative Linguistics, Western Slavic Languages, Eastern Slavic Languages
Published by: Polskie Towarzystwo Rusycytyczne
Keywords: Russian language;etymology;homonymy;Polish language; comparative grammar

Summary/Abstract: The subject of the article is based on differences and similarities which occur in both Polish and Russian languages according to homonymy. Under consideration there is taken synchronic and etymological approach. There are analyzed the definitions of the term ‘homonym’ in accordance to the dictionaries of both languages. Especially there is emphasized the revolutionary turn of the study of this subject as homonyms might appear in language not only by accident but as a result of disintegration of the polysemy. The article discusses also the first attempts on the way to distinguish homonymy from polysemy. On the base of all these considerations, there are showed the most important moments in the evolution of this subject and directions of the further studies.

  • Issue Year: 3/2007
  • Issue No: 119
  • Page Range: 102-115
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: Polish