Issue No. 1-2 of the Annual Volume XCV

  • P. ŻMIGRODZKI: Twenty five years of research on Polish language: 1989–2014
  • A. MOROZ: System and text the main grammatical problems of the last quarter of century (syntax, inflection, phonology)
    The present text is an attempt to capture the major research problems of Polish synchronous grammar in the last quarter of the century. This attempt is a subjective vision of the evolution of research on phonology, inflection and syntax, including the methodological base of the discipline in 1989, and the possible directions of its development in the future.
  • T. NOWAK: Review of research in the field of linguistic semantics conducted in Poland after 1989
    This paper aims to introduce the development of semantic research which has been carried out in Polish linguistics (using the material of the modern and general Polish language) since 1989. This article is both a review and summary. At the end an extensive bibliography containing Polish publications in the field of semantics and language theory has been included.
  • M. PASTUCHOWA: Word formation or word formations? Multidirectionality of Polish word formation research in the 1989-2014 quarter of century
    The paper presents the heritage of Polish word formation in the period of 1989-2014. The key criterion of description is the character of the linguistic material subjected to analysis. For this reason the achievements of synchronic and diachronic word formation are described separately. An additional criterion is the method and tools used in the research (structural word formation, cognitive word formation, pragmatic word formation). The paper also emphasizes the relations between derivational and lexicological research.
  • I. KOSEK: Polish phraseology and phraseography in research after 1989
    The last twenty five years have brought an increasing interest in phraseologisms. The article presents contemporary research on Polish phraseology — the author systematizes phraseological studies and describes their main achievements. The following issues are presented:
    -phraseologisms as units of language,
    -phraseologisms as a part of lexical resource,
    -phraseologisms as exponents of the relation: language — human — culture,
    -phraseologisms as elements of texts and style,
    -phraseologisms as objects of lexicography.
    The present research is both a continuation of the studies from the 1970s and 1980s and new approaches to phraseology.
  • M. SIUCIAK: History of the Polish language between 1989 and 2014 research mainstreams
    The article presents the main achievements of Polish linguistics within the scope of diachronic linguistic research between 1989 and 2014. The author discusses briefly the most important studies, including both synthetic treatises and more detailed papers. Paying attention to the continuity of the structural method used in exploring the linguistic system and Polish dialects, the author also points out the new research areas connected with language communication, with functional diversity of the Polish language and with linguistics-oriented genre studies.
  • E. ULITZKA: The Polish monolingual lexicography after 1989 - selected issues
    The article was prepared as part of the project entitled Twenty five years of research on Polish language: 1989–2014. In its first part the author describes the most crucial changes that took place in Polish lexicography after 1989. The second part of this article is a summary overview of the most important monolingual dictionaries published during the last quarter of the century.
  • E. ROGOWSKA-CYBULSKA: The theoretical and practical achievements of normative linguistics and language planning in Poland in the years 1989–2014
    The article presents the most important theoretical and practical achievements in the field of normative linguistics and language planning in Poland in the years 1989–2014: publications which concern the general and precise issues of normative linguistics and language planning, normative dictionaries and other publications which codify the norm, institutional and legal actions, language counseling and popularization of knowledge about language.
  • R. ZIMNY: Polish linguistic research on stylistic variants of Polish after 1989
    In the first part of the article the author describes some of the major theoretical approaches relating to the stylistic differentiation of the post-war Polish language. The author finally concludes that the multiplicity of the so-far presented models makes it impossible to adopt a uniform typological scheme of the stylistic differentiation of contemporary Polish. In the following parts of the article the author presents in a reporting manner the most significant accomplishments of Polish post-1989 linguistics in the field of research on particular stylistic variants of Polish, focusing especially on the studies devoted to the following styles: colloquial, scientific, artistic, official (formal), religious and public spoken (rhetoric).
  • K. SUJKOWSKA-SOBISZ: From text linguistics to the discourse analysis Polish research on text in the years 1989-2014
    The article is devoted to the main achievements of the Polish linguistics within the scope of text studies and discourse analysis between 1989 and 2014. The author presents briefly the most important studies, including synthetic and more detailed papers. She discusses the changes in the text-oriented studies, showing the static and dynamic text conceptualisations. The author treats discourse analysis as a complementary method to text studies and finds it interdisciplinary and focused on communication as a social practice.
  • B. SKOWRONEK: Research in language in the media after 1989
    My article discusses the most important pieces of Polish linguistic research on language in media written after 1989, mostly monographs and theoretical texts. In the discussion they are described in three ways. The first one deals with topical fields treated by researchers as important or characteristic for media communication; the next one describes particular subsystems of language and fields of their linguistic analysis. The last one is determined by specific kinds of linguistic discourse in media, typical of particular technologies.
  • R. KUCHARZYK: Polish dialectology after 1989
    This paper presents the main achievements of Polish dialectology after the year 1989. Monographs showing various aspects of dialectological research, including those in the field of phonetics, morphology, syntax and vocabulary have been referred to. The text is supplemented by an extensive bibliography.
  • M. RUTKOWSKI: Polish onomastics in the last 25 years
    In the paper, the most significant Polish studies in the field of onomastics after the year 1989 are presented. The author focuses chiefly on the books and monographs that may be regarded as the most important achievements of Polish onomastic researchers. The most impressive and inspiring works on anthroponymy, toponymy, names of products and other entities, as well as the proper names theory and onomastic dictionaries are mentioned and briefly described.
  • J. BOBROWSKI: Research into writers’ languages in Poland after 1989: an outline of issues
    The article presents the main achievements of Polish linguistics in the field of research into writers’ languages in the years 1989–2014. The author discusses briefly the most important works and methodological trends and also formulates key, in his opinion, proposals for future research.
  • A. KWAŚNICKA-JANOWICZ, P. PAŁKA: A modern linguist’s workshop — electronic resources and research tools
    At the turn of the twentieth and twenty first centuries new technologies made digitization and archiving of data available up to that point only in the form of prints or manuscripts possible and today they are electronically disseminated through the Internet. Due to the large number, variation and constant increase of the already available electronic resources, useful in the work of scholars of the old and modern Polish language, literary scholars, teachers and enthusiasts as well as ordinary users of language, once again there was a need to gather and discuss the digital collections. This article aims to collect information on the availability of the digitized materials and, thanks to its functional classification, to discuss the possibilities and limitations of use of those digital resources.
  • M. MYCAWKA: On the chronology of Kazania Świętokrzyskie (The Holy Cross Sermons)
    Numerous scholars have done research in the area of the chronology of one of the most important relics of the Polish language, i.e. Kazania Świętokrzyskie (The Holy Cross Sermons). They took divergent standpoints as to the age of the sermons which have been dated between the 12th and mid-14th centuries. The present article makes use of language data obtained from documents dated precisely for the 13th and 14th centuries. The most important features are the spelling and pronunciation of nasal vowels. Having analyzed these and some other features, the author concludes that the text of The Holy Cross Sermons, which is a copy of an older original, probably dates back to the early 14th century. The original version is not much older, going back perhaps to the turn of the 14th century.
  • P. MICHALSKA-GÓRECKA: Disappearing of lexical variations in 16th century Polish language. Variety jenże || który
    The aim of this text is to show the rivalry of two variants: the old jenże and the new który in texts which were published in the 16th century in Krakow. Samples of these forms were taken from Słownik polszczyzny XVI wieku and other texts from that time. Moreover, the article attempts to answer the question which printers in Krakow at that time used both forms and which ones only one form. The collected samples show that the variant jenże had to become extinct in the first half of the 16th century, which can be treated as the end of the normalization process started in the previous epoch. Samples from the 16th century (113 uses) are just a very small part of the examined variety (0,1%).


  • M. DAWIDZIAK-KŁADOCZNA, Językowe aspekty kultury politycznej Sejmu Wielkiego, by J. GORZELANA
  • E. GRUSZCZYŃSKA, Dawne polskie przekłady prasowe. Informacja perswazja manipulacja, by A. PSTYGA


  • M. BUŁAWA, B. GRABKA: Report from the conference Slavic dialect dictionaries tradition and innovation

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