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Morphopragmatic View on the Ironic Use of Diminutives in Polish

Publication date: 06.2023

Studies in Polish Linguistics, Volume 18 (2023), Vol. 18, Issue 2, pp. 69 - 84

https://doi.org/10.4467/23005920SPL.23.004.18045

Authors

Paulina Polak
University of Silesia in Katowice
, Poland
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4655-1938 Orcid
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Abstract

This paper focuses on the use of diminutives in Polish to express irony. The phenomenon is analyzed from the perspective of morphopragmatics (Dressler, Merlini Barbaresi 1994; Merlini Barbaresi 2015; Nagórko 2015) and reports on the results of a small-scale informant-based study, in which twelve respondents described their evaluation of the pragmatic meaning contributed by diminutives in three naturally-occurring spoken sentences. In most cases, there was a negative reaction to the diminutives as it was considered they represent an arrogant type of irony.

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Information: Studies in Polish Linguistics, Volume 18 (2023), pp. 69 - 84

Article type: Original research article

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Morphopragmatic View on the Ironic Use of Diminutives in Polish

Authors

https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4655-1938

Paulina Polak
University of Silesia in Katowice
, Poland
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4655-1938 Orcid
All publications →

University of Silesia in Katowice
Poland

Published at: 06.2023

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