Studies on Slavonic and Non-Slavonic Languages in Contact
Edited By Vladislava Warditz and Beatrix Kreß
Eurooptymista, Europarlament, Europoslanka, Eurosierota, Euromeble,… A Lexicographical Focus on an International Compound Type (A Comparison of Polish and German)
Eurooptymista, Europarlament, Europosłanka, Eurosierota, Euromeble,… A Lexicographical Focus on an International Compound Type (A Comparison of Polish and German)
This article deals with the Polish confix euro-, which is specific in many ways. The confix shows a culture-related semantic structure, is pragmatically marked and can be used in a way that differs from the use of the same confix in other languages (e.g. German euro-). This paper shows the main differences in the use of the Polish confix euro- and examines the necessity of including it in a bilingual dictionary.
0. About multilingualism – some preliminary reflections
As the title of this edited volume indicates, my article deals with multilingualism. Nevertheless, it may surprise readers a little because I will – in contrast to popular concepts – place multilingualism in another field. Or, to put it in different words, I will argue that a special field can be multilingual, too. To be sure, this does not imply that I negate or reject all established or accepted definitions of multilingualism. The impression that I diverge from these generally accepted definitions due to the subject of my article should not distract from the common ground my definition shares with generally accepted definitions. Indeed, my definition is based on these definitions. The message of these preliminary reflections is to inform readers that my intention is to shift the focus a little – not to redefine multilingualism. This may be surprising on the one...
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