PL EN


2016 | 13 | 107-142
Article title

Co to znaczy: robić coś świadomie oraz świadomie coś robić? Dyskusja na temat epistemiczności / wolitywności przysłówków świadomie / nieświadomie

Content
Title variants
EN
What does it mean: to do something consciously and consciously do something? Reflections of epistemicity / volitionality of the Polish adverbs świadomie ('consciously') and nieświadomie ('unconsciously')
Languages of publication
PL
Abstracts
EN
In the paper I reflect on the following questions concerning the Polish adverb świadomie ("consciously"): a) its relation to the adjective świadomy ("conscious"), on a syntactic and semantic level; b) the relation to its negative counterpart nieświadomie ("unconsciously"); c) how its interpretation depends on the intonational pattern of a sentence; d) how its interpretation depends on the intonational pattern of a sentence; d) how its interpretation depends on basic features of a modified verb. The key idea of the article, following the tradition of compositional semantics and semantic syntax (with a general reference to philosophical tradition), is that the adverb świadomie, both formally and semantically related to a stricly epistemic expression ktoś jest świadomy czegoś ("somebody is conscious of something"), in typical syntactic / intonational contexts shows certain features characteristic of volitional expressions (like celowo "purposefully" or umyślnie "deliberately"); I try to explain a semantic mechanism of this kind of transformation.
Year
Issue
13
Pages
107-142
Physical description
Contributors
  • Uniwersytet Mikołaja Kopernika w Toruniu, Instytut Języka Polskiego
References
Document Type
Publication order reference
Identifiers
YADDA identifier
bwmeta1.element.desklight-d6936fa6-f62f-4a45-b157-57ac321a55e4
JavaScript is turned off in your web browser. Turn it on to take full advantage of this site, then refresh the page.