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Słownik jako tekst kultury określonego czasu – na przykładzie wybranych słowników języka angielskiego
Dictionary as a text of culture of a particular period – on the study of selected English language dictionaries

Author(s): Anna Cegiełka
Subject(s): Theoretical Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Philology
Published by: Wydawnictwa Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego
Keywords: metalexicography; English lexicography; text of culture
Summary/Abstract: The paper presents connections between the overall idea lying behind a dictionary, its content, as well as the content of a dictionary entry and the cultural moment when a given dictionary was created. The article looks into selected English dictionaries in order to show that they are influenced by the ideas of the Renaissance, the Enlightenment, Britain’s Imperial Epoch and the contemporary globalization of English. An insight into dictionary prefaces, in which the authors reflect on their work, shows the evolution of lexicographical ideas as well as the changing assumptions regarding the function of a dictionary.

  • Page Range: 35-46
  • Page Count: 12
  • Publication Year: 2020
  • Language: Polish