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On Grammatical and Semantic Status of the Expression z osobna

Author(s): Maciej Grochowski
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies
Published by: Dom Wydawniczy ELIPSA
Keywords: osobno; Polish language

Summary/Abstract: The paper contains syntactic and semantic analysis of the expression z osobna. The examined sequence is indivisible into meaningful parts. The main hypothesis which has been justified in the paper is as follows. Z osobna is not a separate unit of language; it is only a part of multiple ones, namely każdy X z osobna, żaden X z osobna, poszczególne Xs z osobna. They represent a class of adjectives. In order to point out a grammatical and semantic status of the expression z osobna, differences between the sequence under examination and the adverb osobno are described. The latter one is a separate linguistic unit. The distinguished adjectives of the type ka¿dy X z osobna refer to an unlimited number of objects of the same kind but what is said in a given utterance refers to each object independently of the other ones. This is a relevant semantic feature of the unit described in the paper.

  • Issue Year: 2006
  • Issue No: 09
  • Page Range: 41-47
  • Page Count: 7
  • Language: Polish