Brame, Olger and Pajo, Albina (2023) THE ROLE OF LINGUISTIC CONTEXT IN THE IDENTIFICATION OF NEUTER NOUNS IN “FIALUER I RII I SHCYPES”. ALBANOLOGJIA International Journal of Albanology, 10 (19-20). pp. 404-409. ISSN 2545-4919

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"Fialuer i Rii i Shcype" or as it is known "The Dictionary of Bashkimi", is an important work of the patriotic and cultural society "Bashkimi", which was founded in Shkodër in January 1899, at the initiative of the abbot of Mirdita, Monsignor Preng Doçi. "The Dictionary of Bashkimi", comes with an innovation because it was a completely explanatory dictionary for the Albanian language, coming out of the tradition of bilingual explanatory dictionaries such as that of Frang Bardhi and Kostandin Kristoforidhi published up to this time. The dictionary, on the other hand, includes a variety of lexical fields such as: scientific, technical, administrative lexicon, neologisms, borrowings, etc. Our paper focuses on the role that context plays in the identification of neuter nouns derived from adjectives in this Dictionary. It should be noted that in "The Dictionary of Bashkimi", pronominal neuter nouns are not recorded with relevant notes separately as such, but are included within the general definition of adjectives, despite the fact that within this classification adjectives are distinguished that can be used in the plural number with the article "të"; neuter nouns derived from adjectives and verbal nouns derived from participle adjectives. Since the Dictionary does not provide examples or illustrations with sentences, we have tried to make the distinction between neuter nouns derived from adjectives and neuter nouns based on participle adjectives, referring to the explanatory context in Italian, on the basis of which is is analyzed the role of the "adjective" in the dictionary , whether it is a simple adjective, a neuter noun derived from an adjective, or a verbal neuter noun based on an adjective. This is made even more difficult because the neuters derived from adjectives, apart from being indistinguishable from adjectives or nouns derived from other adjectives, in most cases in the Dictionary are placed in the unprominent form. In this way, the reference to the explanation given to the word in Italian has been decisive for their definition.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: neuter noun from adjective, linguistic context, role, explanation, Dictionary, Italian
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PG Slavic, Baltic, Albanian languages and literature
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Humanities
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Date Deposited: 24 Sep 2023 22:36
Last Modified: 04 Oct 2023 20:37

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