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Status i kreacyjna funkcja terminologii naukowej w powieści fantastycznonaukowej na przykładzie Perfekcyjnej niedoskonałości Jacka Dukaja
The Status and Creative Function of Scientific Terminology in Science Fiction Novels The Case of The Perfect Imperfection by Jacek Dukaj

Author(s): Katarzyna Wasilewska
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Summary/Abstract: Terminology is considered as ranking very high among the linguistic means usedto create worlds in science fiction. The subject of this article is the status of termino-logy used in a non-scientific context, as well as its function of evoking the domainof science in science fiction novels in order to simultaneously lend credence to, andfictionalize, the presented world. The article also attempts to describe the sourcesand the structure of neologisms of terminological nature on the basis of the Polishoriginal of Jacek Dukaj’s The Perfect Imperfection.

  • Page Range: 263-274
  • Page Count: 12
  • Publication Year: 2014
  • Language: Polish