What Kind of Character are we? Refl ections on Lexic-Semantic Connectivity of a Lexem charakter [Character] Cover Image
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JAKI MAMY CHARAKTER? NA MARGINESIE ROZWAŻAŃ O ŁĄCZLIWOŚCI LEKSYKALNO- -SEMANTYCZNEJ LEKSEMU CHARAKTER
What Kind of Character are we? Refl ections on Lexic-Semantic Connectivity of a Lexem charakter [Character]

Author(s): Agata Hącia
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies
Published by: Dom Wydawniczy ELIPSA
Keywords: słowo "charakter"; łączliwość leksemu "charakter";

Summary/Abstract: The aim of the article is to characterise connectivity limitations of a lexem charakter, obligatory in the scheme X ma Y charakter/charakter Y [X has Y character/character Y], where X = a noun, Y = an adjective/adjective participle. The material was semantically analysed, referring to the concept of image schema. The research shows that, besides semantic considerations, the collocation of a lexem charakter is determined by a semantic relation of comparing two objects: the features of an object known to the subject are transferred to the characterised object and appear in the expression Y charakter. This kind of relation is necessary when the collocation of a lexem charakter appears in the meaning to describe objects and phenomena, but is not obligatory (and can even be impossible) when a lexem charakter describes psychological features of a human being.

  • Issue Year: 2011
  • Issue No: 02
  • Page Range: 36-47
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: Polish