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Kształtowanie się specjalistycznej odmiany języka na przykładzie leksyki z poradnika Piotra Krescencjusza
The formation of the specialist kind of language on the example of the lexis from the guidebook by Peter Crescentius

Author(s): Joanna Kamper-Warejko
Subject(s): Language studies, Language and Literature Studies, Cultural history, Theoretical Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Lexis, Historical Linguistics, Western Slavic Languages, 16th Century
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Keywords: the Polish language of the 16th century; specialist vocabulary; guidebook by Peter Crescentius
Summary/Abstract: The agrotechnical work by Crescentius (1571) includes a wide range of specialist vocabulary – one of the most important elements of the specialist language. The development of science, commenced in the 16th century, became reflected in the slowly created nomenclature. The article attempts to show its evolution. The starting point became the names of plants. The material was compared against the traditional nomenclature of the earlier times, the Polish language of the 16th century and the contemporary nomenclature. The examined group of words evinces the continuity of terms appearing in the early stage of shaping specialist languages. They illustrate the state of knowledge in the discussed period of time, the range and sources of specialist lexis; they even constitute the evidence of changes taking place throughout history.

  • Page Range: 247-258
  • Page Count: 12
  • Publication Year: 2018
  • Language: Polish