Perceptual etymology. A social aspect of etymological research

Marek Stachowski

Abstrakt

Perceptual etymology is a new term which is introduced here to refer to an anthropological rather than a purely linguistic interpretation of the origins of words. This author tries to show in what way different aspects of our understanding of etymology can be combined to create a coherent and possibly full image of a word.

Słowa kluczowe: etymology, anthropology, sociolinguistics, linguistic terminology, language contact
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