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Słownictwo polszczyzny gwarowej na Brasławszczyźnie
The Vocabulary of Polish dialect in the area of Brasław

Author(s): Janusz Rieger
Subject(s): Theoretical Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Studies of Literature
Published by: Wydawnictwo Naukowe Sub Lupa
Keywords: vocabulary; Polish dialect; area of Brasław
Summary/Abstract: This publication shows a lexical richness of Polish language in the area of Brasław. In the dictionary, one will find interesting archaisms, and regionalisms, loan-words from Belorussian, Lithuanian, and Russian. The Part "Hasła rzeczowe" informs more thoroughly about the rural life, about Illness and medicine in the countryside, about traditional customs and beliefs, about religious practice and persecution of the Church in the area. The reader will also find some information about forced resettlements to Siberia and the harshness of life in the Kolkhoz reality.This book is designed for those interested in the Polish language and the region of Brasław. It can be interesting for the linguist, but also for sociologist and historian. It is a tribute to those, who protected their language and transferred it to their descendants.

  • Print-ISBN-13: 978-83-65886-35-4
  • Page Count: 460
  • Publication Year: 2014
  • Language: Polish