Sylwester Lodej

List of John Benjamins publications for which Sylwester Lodej plays a role.


This paper examines semantic change in the adjective divine as evidenced in its attributive constructions in Late Modern American English. Even before modern English times, the word was capable of bearing two meanings, one spiritual and one non-spiritual. However, according to the Oxford English… read more | Article
The semantic and morphological activities of the terms pope, bishop and priest show uneven distribution in time. The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) dating of the first occurrences of semasiological and onomasiological developments related to these terms points to their increased activity in the… read more | Article
The use of linguistic forms derived from the lexicon denoting sacred entities is often subject to tabooing behaviour. In the 15th and 16th century phrases like by gogges swete body or by cockes bones allowed speakers to address God without really saying the name; cf. Hock (1991: 295). The religious… read more | Article
In the evolution of the language, English terms referring to Christian clergy underwent semantic changes (acquired additional meanings) which sometimes led to their partial transfer to domains unrelated to the Church and its activities, domains such as secular offices, lay people, animals, plants,… read more | Article