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2003 | 15 | 195-218
Article title

'THE CUSTOMER IS THE MASTER' AND 'ALL PEOPLE ARE BROTHERS': SEXISM IN CONTEMPORARY POLISH

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PL
Abstracts
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The paper examines the most important aspects of linguistic sexism (androcentrism) in contemporary Polish, i.e. unequal treatment of the sexes encoded in language, with a definitely more negative, unfair representation of women. The authoresses present and discuss the major areas of Polish in which linguistic sexism is particularly striking: the formation of names and common nouns, the vocabulary, set phrases, grammar, semantics and proverbs. Special emphasis is placed on the analysis of semantic asymmetries present in the meaning of seemingly equivalent pairs of words, such as 'maz' (husband) - 'zona' (wife), 'niezonaty mezczyzna' (unmarried man) - 'niezamezna kobieta' (unmarried woman), 'wujek' (uncle) - 'ciocia' (aunt).
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Volume
15
Pages
195-218
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ARTICLE
Contributors
  • J. Szpyra-Kozlowska, no address given, contact the journal editor
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CEJSH db identifier
06PLAAAA01112547
YADDA identifier
bwmeta1.element.b953e1d7-e295-3cbe-870e-54765809de82
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