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Słowo tolerancja w ujęciu leksykograficznym
The word tolerance in lexicographic terms

Author(s): Urszula Sokólska
Subject(s): Theoretical Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Semantics
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Keywords: tolerance; semantic field; synonymy; antonymy; ambiguity
Summary/Abstract: This paper is an attempt at scrutinizing the treatment of the word tolerancja ‘tolerance’ in dictionaries of Polish: the methods and forms of lexicographic description as well as its definitions. The analysis begins with Słownik wileński (‘the Vilnius dictionary’), where the word was first recorded, and ends with the most recent dictionaries, including those whose electronic versions are continuously being developed and updated. Attention is paid to its synonyms and to the words with similar meanings which are used to define the notion. An attempt is also made at signalling the different status and different ranges of meanings of the terms related to the broad category of TOLERANCJA. The obtained findings indicate that the authors and editors of dictionaries are unable to keep pace with the ongoing processes of globalisation, which is why lexicographic definitions of tolerancja fail to include all the nuances which are to be found in contemporary philosophical and sociological works.

  • Page Range: 25-39
  • Page Count: 15
  • Publication Year: 2021
  • Language: Polish