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Słownik historyczny jako źródło do rekonstrukcji dawnych sposobów myślenia o świecie
A Historical Dictionary as a Source for the Reconstruction of the Old Ways of Thinking about the World

Author(s): Beata Kuryłowicz
Subject(s): Language studies, Language and Literature Studies, Theoretical Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Lexis, Historical Linguistics, Western Slavic Languages, 18th Century
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Keywords: historical lexicography; linguistic picture of the world; multilingual dictionaries; M.A. Troc; the eighteenth century
Summary/Abstract: In this paper the author attempts to show the possibilities offered by the analysis of a historical dictionary in research on the old ways of perceiving, categorizing and evaluation of the world. The material illustration of the deliberations in question is „Nowy dykcjonarz” by Michał Abraham Troc, which is one of the most significant and important achievements of Polish eighteenth century lexicography. The sample analyses presented in the paper indicate the importance of a historic dictionary to explore the old, conventional ways of thinking about the world.

  • Page Range: 277-286
  • Page Count: 10
  • Publication Year: 2018
  • Language: Polish