Darstellung des Begriffs Toleranz im Deutschen und im Polnischen aus frame-semantischer Perspektive

Karina Dudzik


The principal aim of this article is to create a cognitive holistic definition of ‘tolerance’ in Polish and in German based on the approach of the Frame Semantics according to Alexander Ziem (2008). The theory relies on the concept ‘frame’, understood as a cognitive structure facilitating the understanding of linguistic meaning. The semantic frame consists of ‘slots’ and instances of slots, namely ‘default values’ and ‘fillers’. The empirical material includes two types of data: selected dictionary definitions of ‘tolerance’ and some press article contain-ing this notion. It has been carried out a survey among the Polish and the German native speakers to evaluate the particular meaning aspects of ‘tolerance’ i. e. to distinguish between the default values and the fillers of the frame TOLERANCE.



DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.13092/lo.83.3783