“A Little Motherland” in the Light of Phraseology and Paremiology of Silesian Dialects (Śląsk Cieszyński, Górny Śląsk, Śląsk Opolski) Cover Image

„Mała ojczyzna” Ślązaka we frazeologizmach i przysłowiach... gwarowych. (Śląsk Cieszyński, Górny Śląsk, Śląsk Opolski)
“A Little Motherland” in the Light of Phraseology and Paremiology of Silesian Dialects (Śląsk Cieszyński, Górny Śląsk, Śląsk Opolski)

Author(s): Renata Dźwigoł
Subject(s): Theoretical Linguistics, Applied Linguistics
Published by: Wydawnictwo Naukowe Uniwersytetu Pedagogicznego w Krakowie
Keywords: Silesia; Silesian dialects; phraseology; paremiology; toponymy

Summary/Abstract: The article presents an analysis of phrases and proverbs with a toponymic component, which were excerpted from lexicographic sources recording Silesian dialects. The object of description is the image of “a little motherland”, or to be more precise, little Silesian motherlands (Śląsk Cieszyński, Górny Śląsk oraz Śląsk Opolski), which is present in those units (i.e. phrases and proverbs). Thanks to particular toponyms in phraseology and paremiology, the following aspects of old times reality have been preserved: administrative centers, the development of industry and railroading, mental health care, education, prison system, agriculture, craftsmanship, trade, religious life, dialectal differences between residents of neighbouring towns, real estate.

  • Issue Year: 2015
  • Issue No: 10
  • Page Range: 15-39
  • Page Count: 25
  • Language: Polish