From prorokini to marszałkini, derivation as needed Cover Image

Od prorokini do marszałkini, czyli o derywacji w miarę potrzeb
From prorokini to marszałkini, derivation as needed

Author(s): Aldona Skudrzyk
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Komisji Edukacji Narodowej w Krakowie
Keywords: feminatives

Summary/Abstract: The subject of the article is the asymmetry of gender in the Polish language, especially as far as the names of the prestigious professions and functions are concerned (i.e. feminatives). It also considers the function of the feminatives in both language and culture, as well as their modern use especially in ideological disputes. Short history of feminatives in Polish shows, that their presence is a natural way of filling in the lexical gaps related to development of society and changes of civilisation.

  • Issue Year: 2020
  • Issue No: 15
  • Page Range: 247-254
  • Page Count: 8
  • Language: Polish