On Some Insufficiently Studied Areas of Bulgarian-Polish Comparative Lexicology Cover Image

За някои недостатъчно изследвани области на българо-полската съпоставителна лексикология
On Some Insufficiently Studied Areas of Bulgarian-Polish Comparative Lexicology

Author(s): Petar Sotirov
Subject(s): Language studies, Language and Literature Studies, Theoretical Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Lexis, Comparative Linguistics, Phraseology
Published by: Институт за български език „Проф. Любомир Андрейчин“, Българска академия на науките
Keywords: lexicology; Bulgarian-Polish vocabulary; archaization; colloquialization
Summary/Abstract: The subject of discussion are some areas of Bulgarian-Polish comparative lexicology, which are insufficiently studied and represent a field for the implementation of interesting research projects. The aim is to describe the state of research in these areas and to present ideas for their expansion. The focus is on two areas – the comparative study of archaization and the colloquialization of vocabulary in both languages. With regard to archaization, examples are given of asymmetries in the field of vocabulary extinction, which present cases in which tokens from one language are obsolete and in another language are in active function. The author assumes that the factors that provide this “second life” of outdated vocabulary outside the territory of the national language are primarily non-linguistic in nature and their comparative study is interesting. The paper also touches on the state of comparative Bulgarian-Polish research in the field of colloquial vocabulary, the more in-depth study of which is necessary due to the current trend towards colloquialization of the language.

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