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2011 | 11 | 81-96
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DIFFERENCES IN THE FORMALIZATION OF THE SEMANTIC CATEGORY OF DEFINITENESS / INDEFINITENESS

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Basing on theoretical contrastive studies guidelines, the article defines the semantic category of definiteness/indefiniteness where two basic opposition meanings are being ascribed to. It also distinguishes crucial sub-meanings for this category. The category established like this constitutes a characteristic interlanguage typical of theoretical contrastive studies, which is here used as tertium comparationis for demonstrating the formal differences between Polish, Lithuanian and dialectal exponents to express particular sub/meanings. The differences demonstrated in the article are to confirm a different degree of the formalization of the category in each of the natural codes compared here. The idea of taking the local dialect of Punsk into consideration results from a clearly visible influence of Polish and Lithuanian on the traditional dialectal system. In consequence, the dialectal system of exponents to express the meanings within the semantic category of definiteness/indefiniteness keeps a high degree of the traditional exponents specialization on one hand, but on the other hand, a low degree of specialization is being ascribed to some forms borrowed from Lithuanian (as a consequence of the Polish language influence), which results from the bilingualism of the Lithuanians living in Poland.
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11
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81-96
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  • Institute of Slavic Studies, Polish Academy of Sciences, Bartoszewicza 1b/17, 00-337 Warsaw, Poland
  • Roman Roszko, Institute of Slavic Studies, Polish Academy of Sciences, Bartoszewicza 1b/17, 00-337 Warsaw, Poland
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