Images on the plate – images in the mind? On the contribution of culinary studies to the research into stereotypes
Stereotypes, defined as Lippamann’s (1962) images in the mind, might be expressed with the use of various means, also linguistic. A means of conveying stereotypes is often ethnonyms which evoke certain connotations and influence a person’s attitude towards other nations. The point of departure in this analysis is the discussion on language discrimination, and the subject of the analysis are the German and Polish names of dishes and their components containing ethnonyms. Our objective is to investigate whether the names under discussion are an indication of language discrimination in either of the aforementioned languages.