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## Phraseological units in Polish translations of the modern French prose (based on selected examples)

### Beata Jezierska

#### Abstract

The aim of the dissertation was to investigate phraseological units (in their canonical and innovative forms) in contemporary prose texts that are Polish translations from the French language. The chief assumption of the work was to emphasise the person of the translator and his/her creational (not imitative) role. As a consequence, she/he becomes – as defined by Anna Legeżyńska – the “second author” of the text. The basic material for the analysis was a collection of quotations from books in which idioms were used: in Polish together with their initial contexts in French. All pairs – a total of 3,044 – were taken from sixteen literary works (novels or essays awarded the Goncourt Prize). Quotations were put in a database created particularly for the purpose of the research, where features and attributes of translational relations between French, original idioms and their Polish counterparts, were precisely catalogued. The character of such relations was then investigated, which allowed creating a detailed classification of the collected examples.
Record ID
UAMd0199480e105434abb81877e616eb095
Diploma type
Doctor of Philosophy
Author
Beata Jezierska Beata Jezierska,, Undefined Affiliation
Title in Polish
Title in English
Phraseological units in Polish translations of the modern French prose (based on selected examples)
Language
pol (pl) Polish
Certifying Unit
Faculty of Polish and Classical Philology (SNoJiL/WFPiK/FoPaCP)
Discipline
linguistics / (humanities) / (humanities)
Scientific discipline (2.0)
1.4 linguistics
Status
Finished
Defense Date
07-06-2016
Title date
07-06-2016
Supervisor
URL
http://hdl.handle.net/10593/14690 Opening in a new tab
Keywords in English
phraseological units, canonical form, phraseological innovations, literary translation, translation equivalence
Abstract in English
The aim of the dissertation was to investigate phraseological units (in their canonical and innovative forms) in contemporary prose texts that are Polish translations from the French language. The chief assumption of the work was to emphasise the person of the translator and his/her creational (not imitative) role. As a consequence, she/he becomes – as defined by Anna Legeżyńska – the “second author” of the text. The basic material for the analysis was a collection of quotations from books in which idioms were used: in Polish together with their initial contexts in French. All pairs – a total of 3,044 – were taken from sixteen literary works (novels or essays awarded the Goncourt Prize). Quotations were put in a database created particularly for the purpose of the research, where features and attributes of translational relations between French, original idioms and their Polish counterparts, were precisely catalogued. The character of such relations was then investigated, which allowed creating a detailed classification of the collected examples.
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https://researchportal.amu.edu.pl/info/phd/UAMd0199480e105434abb81877e616eb095/
URN
urn:amu-prod:UAMd0199480e105434abb81877e616eb095

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