Use of Words peržiūrėti and peržiūra in Administrative Language Cover Image

Žodžių peržiūrėti ir peržiūra vartojimas administracinėje kalboje
Use of Words peržiūrėti and peržiūra in Administrative Language

Author(s): Rasuolė Vladarskienė
Subject(s): Semantics, Baltic Languages
Published by: Lietuvių Kalbos Institutas
Keywords: meaning of words; administrative language (style); lexis;

Summary/Abstract: The aim of the article is to discuss the presentation of the words peržiūrėti (to review) and peržiūra (a review) in dictionaries and to analyse their actual use in administrative texts as well as to provide recommendations on the definitions of these words in dictionaries. The verb peržiūrėti and its derivative peržiūra are often used in administrative language; it is also confirmed by the results of the search in the databases of legal acts. These words are characteristic of administrative language because they express matters relating to the change of legal regulation recorded in documents. The definitions of these words in the dictionaries of the Lithuanian language (Dictionary of Modern Lithuanian, Dictionary of Lithuanian) are not sufficient; therefore, attention should be paid to the changed use of these words in administrative language when compiling new dictionaries.Four meanings of the verb peržiūrėti, characteristic of contemporary administrative language, can be distinguished: 1) to take a look at, to scan through, to revise data, information, entry; 2) to inspect, i.e. to determine the state, condition in order to change it; 3) to change, update for specific purposes; to adapt to the new circumstances; 4) to reconsider, to consider one more time.It is likely that the spread of the word peržiūra in Lithuanian is driven by the impact of translations. Such a conclusion is prompted by the dates of approval of documents that mark the beginning of the use of the word peržiūra and the translation type of such documents as well as statistical data of the database of EU legal acts and other public documents EUR-lex.

  • Issue Year: 2013
  • Issue No: 86
  • Page Range: 112-123
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: Lithuanian