The approach to lexical analytism in the Slovak and Polish languages  Cover Image

Analityzmy leksykalne w ujęciu słowacko-polskim
The approach to lexical analytism in the Slovak and Polish languages

Author(s): Halina Mieczkowska
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies
Published by: Instytut Slawistyki Polskiej Akademii Nauk

Summary/Abstract: The subject of the study is the contemporarily-observed, relatively fast growth of the number of lexical analytical units in the two contrasted Slavic languages, which are members of the category of synthetic languages; a portrayal of the mechanisms of their creation; as well as an attempt to determine the reasons for and circumstances of their development. An increase in the number of analytical structures in the two contrasted languages can be accounted for both by intralinguistic and extralinguistic considerations. Insofar as intralinguistic factors are concerned, it is reflected in the overall development of the lexical base, subject to intellectualisation, terminologisation, and internationalisation, combined with the precision, unambiguousness, and clarity of the content communicated. On the other hand, external conditions are evident in European globalisation processes related to changing social factors. The comparative aspect of the analysis points to similar mechanisms of creation of complex analytical units in the two compared languages. The observable differences, however, are related to their frequency and structure. The differences suggest a higher frequency of analytical structures in the Polish language, thus confirming the higher level of derivativeness of the Slovak language.

  • Issue Year: 2006
  • Issue No: 41
  • Page Range: 177-190
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: Polish