Issue No. 3 of the Annual Volume XCV

  • M. MALEC: Professor Marian Kucała (2 II 1927 – 20 X 2014)
  • J. LIBEREK: Professor Stanisław Bąba (5 IX 1939 – 25 VIII 2014)
  • P. ZBRÓG: The issues of linguistic correctness in Wielki słownik języka polskiego PAN (The PAN Great Dictionary of Polish Language)
    The article discusses selected issues of presenting the problems of correctness in Wielki słownik języka polskiego PAN (The PAN Great Dictionary of Polish Language). It will soon be the largest electronic, general dictionary containing a complex system of information about units of language. This is the reason why it will become an important tool of normative assessment of linguistic phenomena for Polish language users. As it results from the analysis of a part of entries which were published on the Internet so far, the authors, directly or indirectly, give correctness hints related to the use of the units described and caution against the forms which are perceived as incorrect. In some cases the descriptions are not consistent or complete, they sometimes lack information provided in groups of lexemes which are very similar while the methodological assumptions presented in the Introduction are not always followed. The article shows that owing to the social importance of the dictionary it is worth analysing the material once again so that it becomes a complete source for its users.
  • P. ŻMIGRODZKI: On (not only) language mistakes, the style of lexicographic work perception and perspectives on Polish normative linguistics (in response to Piotr Zbróg)
    The paper provides the author’s response to Piotr Zbrog’s comments on the interpretation of some language correctness problems in Wielki słownik języka polskiego PAN (The PAN Great Dictionary of Polish Language). The author, who is the editor –in –chief of this dictionary, admitted to some mistakes in the lexicographic descriptions there, but he claims that a great part of Zbrog’s criticism is the result of misinterpretation of the rules of lexicographic description in the dictionary. The author also presents a few proposals concerning further development of normative linguistics in Poland.
  • R. SŁABCZYŃSKI: Masakra ('massacre') – a fashionable word of contemporary Polish
    The article presents the meaning and pragmatic functions of the word masakra (massacre). In contemporary Polish the word is gradually losing negative semantic connotations related to savage killing, slaughter and is becoming a universal form serving to express emotions, opinions (both negative and positive), high intensity of a feature or a phenomenon. In the paper, the author shows functioning of the fashionable word in spoken and written texts, inter alia, in statements typical of everyday informal communication, in articles, comments and advertising placed on different websites.
  • I. BOGOCZ, M. BORTLICZEK: Colloquial speech of the Zaolzie region
    The paper was prepared on the basis of field research performed in July 2013. The study included children and young people from Polish minority schools in the Czech part of Cieszyn Silesia. The aim of the research was to verify some of the widespread statements (myths) on the current linguistic situation in this region. Following the analysis of the authentic texts, the authors came to the following conclusions: 1) local colloquial speech is not exactly the same as the traditional Silesian dialect; 2) it differs clearly from informality (Polish colloquial speech) used in the Polish part of Cieszyn Silesia. The paper includes four phonetic transcriptions of texts recorded during the research.
  • L. JOCZ: Word stress in the contemporary central Cassubian dialects
    The aim of the paper is to investigate word stress in contemporary Central Cassubian dialects. The material comprises over 5000 words spoken by 17 informants. Older descriptions attest a free and columnar stress in the dialects concerned with a tendency to an initial stress. Some newer descriptions postulate an overcome of the initial stress in all central Cassubian dialects. The paper attests the free and columnar stress in the north –west part of the territory. The free columnar stress is more or less preserved in some word –building categories in the south –east too, although the tendency to the initial stress is very strong there. Dependence of the stress on the verbal aspect and pre –fixation is also a very interesting innovation, so far not described.
  • I. KĘPKA: The role of sacrum in the songs of Polish football fans
    The aim of this paper is to present the role of sacrum in the songs of Polish football fans. The use of words and phrases associated with sacrum emphasizes the qualities of their own team. The use of derogatory and vulgar words deprecates the opposing team. Using words coming from axiologically opposite domains supports and justifies – according to football hooligans – their aggressive behaviour, observed not only at stadiums but in streets as well.


  • R. KUCHARZYK: Cieszynka – a small thing of sport
  • P. ŻMIGRODZKI: Padolino – on sports fields and tracks


  • J. WANIAKOWA, Polskie gwarowe nazwy dziko rosnących roślin zielnych na tle słowiańskim, by B. WALCZAK
  • Wszystko zależy od przyimka. Bralczyk, Miodek, Markowski w rozmowie z Jerzym Sosnowskim, by P. ŻMIGRODZKI

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