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O trudnościach interpretacyjnych tekstów naukowych i technicznych doby średniopolskiej
Challenges in interpreting of Middle Polish scientific and technical texts

Author(s): Agnieszka Szczaus
Subject(s): Language studies, Language and Literature Studies, Cultural history, Theoretical Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Communication studies, Lexis, Sociolinguistics, Western Slavic Languages, 16th Century, 17th Century, 18th Century, Theory of Literature
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Keywords: scientific and technical lexis of the Middle Polish period; linguistic competence; research limitations
Summary/Abstract: The paper investigates the interpretational challenges and research limitations faced by the historians of language who analyse the lexis of the scientific and technical texts of the Middle Polish period. It was established that such challenges stem from the following: 1) the necessity to have at hand specialised knowledge relating to natural sciences, which is rare among linguists; 2) the need to regard Middle Polish scientific from the perspective of past science, not the modern one; 3) lack of competence of the speakers of the centuries-old Polish; 4) the necessity to make use of lexicographical papers for research purposes; 5) incompleteness of written lexical historical material as preserved in old texts.

  • Page Range: 546-556
  • Page Count: 11
  • Publication Year: 2018
  • Language: Polish