ZGODA/HARMONY as perceived by Poles of the Old Polish and Middle Polish periods (a lexical and semantic analysis) Cover Image

ZGODA w rozumieniu Polaków czasów staro- i średniopolskich (analiza leksykalno-semantyczna)
ZGODA/HARMONY as perceived by Poles of the Old Polish and Middle Polish periods (a lexical and semantic analysis)

Author(s): Beata Raszewska-Żurek
Subject(s): Historical Linguistics, Western Slavic Languages
ISSN: 0208-4058
Published by: Instytut Slawistyki Polskiej Akademii Nauk
Keywords: Polish language; diachronic approach; meaning; value terms; valuation; social lexis; harmony/zgoda
Summary/Abstract: The object of the analysis is zgoda (harmony) – a concept derived from the social sphere and at the same time a value which was universally recognised by Poles of the Old Polish and Middle Polish periods. The concept zgoda is expressed linguistically with the lexeme zgoda and its lexical family (zgodny, zgodliwy, zgodzić/zgadzać się and their antonyms), as well as, albeit rarely, with other lexemes. A detailed study was conducted concerning the hyperonym of the concept zgoda – the lexeme zgoda along with its derivatives, and its oppositum – niezgoda, the hyperonym of the opposite concept niezgoda (disharmony). Such comparative analysis of opposite concepts serves to better demonstrate their sense and clearly presents the evaluation associated with them. The work is based on the material of card indices for three dictionaries of the subsequent periods in the development of the Polish language – the Słownik staropolski [A Dictionary of the Old Polish Language], the Słownik polszczyzny XVI w. [A Dictionary of the Polish Language of the 16th Century], and the Słownik polszczyzny XVII i 1. poł. XVIII w. [A Dictionary of the Polish Language of the 17th Century and the First Half of the 18th Century]. A total of 4937 usages of lexemes of the zgoda lexical family have been analysed – including 3932 units derived from zgoda and 1005 units derived from niezgoda.

  • E-ISBN-13: 978-83-64031-45-8
  • Print-ISBN-13: 978-83-64031-44-1
  • Page Count: 483
  • Publication Year: 2016
  • Language: Polish