The 'Moor' ('Negro') has done his job, must the 'Moor' ('Negro') go? The history and the future of the word 'Murzyn' in Polish Cover Image
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'Murzyn' zrobił swoje, czy 'Murzyn' musi odejść? Historia i przyszlość słowa 'Murzyn' w polszczyźnie
The 'Moor' ('Negro') has done his job, must the 'Moor' ('Negro') go? The history and the future of the word 'Murzyn' in Polish

Author(s): Marek Łaziński
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies
Published by: Dom Wydawniczy ELIPSA
Keywords: 'Negro'; language history

Summary/Abstract: The article presents the history of the Polish word 'Murzyn' ('Negro'), especially the already forgotten connotations of the old meaning not associated with slavery. There is a repetive question coming up in publicist sources, how to replace 'Murzyn', if Polish is to follow western languages, in which the word 'Negro' has come out of usage.

  • Issue Year: 2007
  • Issue No: 04
  • Page Range: 47-56
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: Polish