Dictionary of the Polish Langu; Witold Doroszewski
Biuletyn Polskiego Towarzystwa Językoznawczego, Z. 50 (1994), s. 129-139
The article highlights certain defects in the lexicographic description of vocabu lary rnarkecl by transcendental values in the Dictionary of the Polish Langu age edited by W. Doroszewski.
The article discusses inaccuracy in clefinitions, deficiencies in entries registration or in their meanings, improper qualifying information, the hanclling of quotations, the insufficient highlighting of cultural (religious) connotations, unstabilized ortography, too narrow source base, the Jack of specialist consultancy. The persuasive character of the Dictionary is sharply criticized as well as artificial separation of religious vocabulary from the generał one, which results in violating the values associated with the religious and para-religious vocabulary.