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Dynamika współczesnego słownictwa słowiańskiego w przestrzeni stylowo-funkcjonalnej
Stylistic and Functional Aspects in the Dynamics of Modern Slavic Vocabulary

Contributor(s): Zofia Rudnik-Karwatowa (Editor)
Subject(s): Language studies, Language and Literature Studies, Theoretical Linguistics, Lexis, Semantics, Western Slavic Languages, Eastern Slavic Languages, South Slavic Languages
Published by: Instytut Slawistyki Polskiej Akademii Nauk
Keywords: modern Slavic languages; vocabulary; word formation; neologism; functional varieties of language; language communication; discourse; language change
Summary/Abstract: This volume of studies by Polish and international linguists is devoted to changes in modern Slavic languages, which are especially noticeable in the spheres of vocabulary and word formation. Taking into consideration the stylistic and functional aspect of lexis development allows for a better understanding of the dynamics of language change and the efficacy of communicational acts. The purposeful and pragmatic character of communicational behaviour manifests itself widely in the social, political and cultural contexts considered by the Authors. The works comprising the volume are divided into three thematic sections: - Phenomena, processes and tendencies in the development of specialist lexis (terminology); - Word formation and lexical mechanisms dynamics; - Lexical change in modern language communication and discourse. The sections help organize the volume by highlighting the dominant theme in particular texts. The scopes of the sections are, nevertheless, not sharply delineated – each section is to an equal extent devoted to the complex and multifaceted subject-matter of the tendencies and changes in modern Slavic vocabulary. Most of the works comprised in the volume adopt a contrastive approach, the remaining ones can serve as bases for contrastive studies. The text analyse the rich material of the Slavic languages – Polish, Czech, Slovak, Belarusian, Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian and Slovene – as well as of other languages, like Modern Greek.

  • E-ISBN-13: 978-83-64031-70-0
  • Page Count: 230
  • Publication Year: 2017
  • Language: Slovak, English, Bulgarian, Russian, Polish, Slovenian, Ukrainian, Belarusian, Greek, Modern (1453-)