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Misiewicze, pisiewicze, mateuszki
Misiewicze, Pisiewicze, Mateuszki

Eponyms in Politics – Not Only from Names

Author(s): Anna M. Pilińska
Subject(s): Theoretical Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Studies of Literature, Czech Literature, Philology
Published by: Wydawnictwa Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego
Keywords: eponym; appelativisation of onyms; neosemantism; derivative; political discourse
Summary/Abstract: The article shows the most popular eponyms present in contemporary political discourse. It aims to determine how they are created and what their function is. Increasingly often the sources of eponyms and derivatives of proper names are not only surnames, which have been used as the basis for eponyms of a political character before (e.g. Kuroniówka). These are also names (e.g. klaudymy, mateuszki) and acronyms (e.g. pisiewicze, platfusy), as well as city names (e.g. smoleńszczaki). For the language of politics it is also characteristic to create words derived from names, including verbs (e.g. gowinować). The material is extracted from various sources, recording or containing the lexis of political discourse, in particular texts from the press and Internet sources.

  • Page Range: 171-184
  • Page Count: 14
  • Publication Year: 2022
  • Language: Czech, Polish