Part 1: Meaning
Acknowledgements I have received inspiration for this book from my students in Warsaw, Łódź, Toruń, and numerous other places where I have taught semantics and transla- tion. The book is a fruit of both my teaching and my learning conducted accord- ing to the ancient maxim ‘docendo discimus’. This is why I address my first words of gratitude to all the students who participated in my classes, and who had to bear with my not always successful efforts to explain to them things which even I sometimes found difficult to understand. I acknowledge the assistance of Dr Anna Fornalczyk and Mr Dwight Hol- brook, who read the first, very rough draft of the manuscript in its entirety, smoothed out many infelicities of diction, and corrected many errors. Any in- adequacies that remain are, of course, my responsibility. I am grateful as well to Dr Magdalena Bator for her meticulous and untiring work on the electronic version of the manuscript. Finally, I especially wish to thank Professor Jacek Fisiak for his encourage- ment and readiness to publish the book under his editorship. Tomasz P. Krzeszowski Warszawa, September 2011.
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