Many designations, one (specialized) function? Regarding the terms and signs of Byzantine ekphonetic notation Cover Image

Wiele desygnatów, jedna (specjalistyczna) funkcja? W sprawie terminów i znaków bizantyjskiej notacji ekfonetycznej
Many designations, one (specialized) function? Regarding the terms and signs of Byzantine ekphonetic notation

Author(s): Grzegorz Pawłowski
Subject(s): Language studies, Language and Literature Studies, Theology and Religion, Eastern Slavic Languages
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu w Białymstoku
Keywords: specialized function of expression; term; Byzantine notation;neologism;

Summary/Abstract: This article treats of monosemy and polisemy. We speak about polisemy as referring to both the reception of words and the mental constitution of lexemes in the so called cognitive domain or cognitive frame. A lexeme not only establishes its position in the frame, but also activates the frame. The activation of a lexeme into the operational memory has an event occurrence character, as it is in fact a series of neurons’ flashes. Hence one ought to associate the meaning of a lexeme with its event related (specialized) function. This specialized function comes into existence by means of cognitive acts, which are effectuated by a concrete subject relative to previously defined aims. Key are those acts that lead to the consolidation of the function in the long term memory of the subject. The cognitive acts can be effectuated not only as a result of the acquisition of knowledge, but also on the basis of the knowledge already consolidated, thus enabling the creation of new knowledge, i.e. such knowledge that was not in the mental space of the subject prior to the termination of the cognitive acts’ sequence. In either case, the (specialized) function (of a lexeme), i.e. a concrete result of cognitive acts, will be a one-time event. This conclusion is exemplified by identification, interpretation and the construction of Polish specialized lexemes in the field of ekphonetic notation, which constitutes a part of the Byzantine music tradition and hymnography.

  • Issue Year: 2019
  • Issue No: 21
  • Page Range: 71-77
  • Page Count: 7
  • Language: Polish