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Analiza porównawcza pola leksykalno-semantycznego ‘kobieta w relacji seksualnej’ w dobie staropolskiej i współczesności
Comparative analysis of sematic field ‘woman in sexual relation’ in old and contemporary Polish

Author(s): Dorota Kondratczyk-Przybylska
Subject(s): Language studies, Language and Literature Studies, Gender Studies, Theoretical Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Lexis, Semantics, Western Slavic Languages
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Keywords: semantic field; semic analysis; woman; sexuality; lexicography
Summary/Abstract: This paper is an attempt at describing the sematic field ‘woman in sexual relation’. The basis for the excerption was the lexicographic material included in „Słownik staropolski” edited by S. Urbańczyk nad from Słowosieć – polish wordnet. The material obtained from this both references was subjected to a semic analysis discussed from the viewpoint of the semantic field theory as approached by Ryszard Tokarski. What was considered archisems was kobiecość (femininity) ([Human being+], [Childish–], [Male–]) and sexual relation [Sexual relation+]. The analysed vocabulary group was characterised and comparised in terms of hierarchical relations. Result of analysis of Old Polish and contemporary sematic field suggests existence of binary marked sems: [RELATIONSHIP+/–], [PAYMENT+/–], [NEGATIVE ASSESSMENT+/–].

  • Page Range: 259-269
  • Page Count: 12
  • Publication Year: 2018
  • Language: Polish