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On the semantics of pronouns

Author(s): Irena Szczepankowska
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu w Białymstoku
Keywords: semantics of pronouns; functional categories; textual connotations; Wisława Szymborska.

Summary/Abstract: The subject of the article is the meaning of pronominal lexemes, which are treated in general linguistic studies as “non-notional“ words or even words deprived of any meaning. In the first part of the article the author proves that pronouns are symbols of general notional categories whereas their substitutional function is subordinated to deixis. In the second part of the article the author presents the proposal at the classification of pronouns according to functional-semantic criteria whereas in the third part she shows a semantic potential of the analyzed class of lexemes as exemplified by the use of indefinite pronouns in selected poetic texts by Wisława Szymborska.

  • Issue Year: 2012
  • Issue No: 12
  • Page Range: 275-291
  • Page Count: 16
  • Language: Polish