Polish Social-Political Vocabulary in the Language of People Originating from Lithuania (Based on Survey Research)
The article presents the outcome of survey research concerning Polish social-political lexis functioning in Lithuania and its comparison with the same kind of vocabulary used in Poland. The occurrence of common political and social lexemes-notions, typical for Poland and national traditions of other Middle-East European countries on the Lithuanian list too, indicates the similarity of certain social-political categories featuring in the linguistic awareness of these countries' citizens. On the other hand, apart from the notions that are in common, there is a uniquely Lithuanian (including Polish minority) lexical level. The data gathered in the research show qualities unique to the respondent group, their specific language and ethnic culture as well as the country's political situation.
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