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Issue No. 4 of the Annual Volume C


PIOTR ŻMIGRODZKI: A hundred annual volumes of Język Polski


  • STANISŁAW KOZIARA: An attempt at periodisation of biblical Polish history
    The paper presents a proposition of periodisation of biblical Polish history, referring mainly to philological criteria. The author suggests distinguishing three periods in the history of this language style, including: (1) development of the properties of biblical Polish – from the alleged Psałterz Kingi to the turn of the 16th and 17th centuries; (2) consolidation of stylistic features of biblical Polish – from the turn of the 16th and 17th centuries to the 70s of the 20th century; and (3) continuation / transformation of the stylistic pattern of biblical Polish – from the 70s of the 20th century until today. Apart from the periodisation, the paper contains remarks on the assumed time lines, as well as factors which influenced the development and consolidation of these qualities and features, which make up a collection of stylistic constants of the biblical variety of Polish.
  • ADAM DOBACZEWSKI: Paratactemes vs asyntagmatic units. The different faces of textual co-occurrence
    The article aims to discuss names of religious dissenters related to the Reformation recorded in the Dictionary of the Polish Language by S.B. Linde and thus look at the dictionary through the prism of this religious current. The material basis is the second edition of the lexicon (1854–1860). Linde noted 32 names of this type referring to identifying reforms. It seems that their number and selection indicate reformation as a phenomenon still alive in the lexicographer’s days. On the other hand, perhaps the more important motivation in the selection of material was the Lutheran confession of the lexicographer.
  • GERD HENTSCHEL: Silesian regiolect and Polish language among users of Silesian
    The study investigates both the (declared) usage of Polish, Silesian and German among autochthon Silesians who regularly utilize Silesian as well as the question of their identity. The study is based on a survey of 2000 respondents in the Upper Silesian industrial region and around Opole. The survey also asks respondents for their expectations regarding the future development of Silesian. State-of-the-art statistical procedures (conditional inference trees – CTrees) are used to correlate the findings on the use of linguistic codes, on identity and on preferences with the respondents’ pertinent sociobiographical characteristics.
  • MIROSŁAWA SIUCIAK: Polish patriotic campaigning in the Upper Silesian press during the Silesian Uprisings and the plebiscite (1919–1921)
    The aim of the article is to determine the most common means of persuasion used in the Upper Silesian press to influence the Polish-speaking inhabitants of Upper Silesia to vote in favour of joining Poland in the 1921 plebiscite. The campaigning was based on two mechanisms: emphasis on historical and cultural connections with Poland and a negative presentation of Germans and the German state. The Upper Silesian’s ties with the Polish nation were stressed by means of such arguments as: the myth of Silesia as an ancient Piast land, the trope of Poland as a mother figure waiting for the return of her lost child, and the community of Polish speech and Catholicism. The German state, on the other hand, was portrayed as a land of captivity, where the Upper Silesian people had been Germanized and economically exploited for centuries. The image of the German was, in turn, based on the stereotypes of the enemy, an oppressor of Polish speech and religion, and a ruthless capitalist.
  • MONIKA BUŁAWA: Expletives with the szlag szlak component in General Polish and dialects
    In the article the occurrence of the borrowing szlag/szlak ‘apoplexy, paralysis’ in General (Old and Modern) Polish as well as in Polish dialects has been presented. Expletives including this component have been depicted adopting a division that incorporates a syntactic scheme represented by a given phraseme. The variant character of a part of the expletives in relation to the compounds with the component ‘devil’ has been pointed out while regarding the phrasemes noted in the Warmian and Masurian dialects the possibility of interpreting them alternatively has been considered, i.e. as compounds in which the lexeme described is not a name of a disease but a word meaning ‘thunderbolt’.
  • TATIANA KANANOWICZ: Modus framework of an academic text. Proposal of description methodology (based on texts from the humanities)
    In the article the author attempts to describe the specificity of the modus frame of the academic texts analyzing the means of modus explication and modus subject explication. As the analysis shows, the modus in the academic text is almost always explicit – either in distinct explicit modus construction, or in incorporated constructions. Incorporation of the modus is very closely related to the author’s intention to impersonalize the academic narration, thus both intentions become combined into one – impersonalizing and incorporating strategy. Incorporation of the modus can be provided on the sentence level (nominalizations, authorization) and on the text one (transformation of the sentence model).
  • AGNIESZKA CIERPICH-KOZIEŁ: Corona reality – about new Polish compound words with the stem korona- in the time of pandemic
    The article focuses on the Anglicism koronawirus in the Polish language. Its principal aim was to excerpt the compound nouns with the productive stem korona-, to discuss their status, and to group them into semantic fields. Among such neologisms, numerous hybrid creations, a few pseudoanglicisms, as well as one loanword were found. They can be grouped into at least 11 semantic fields referring to socioeconomic, political and cultural reality in the time of COVID-19 pandemic. Moreover, the Polish adjective koronawirusowy is discussed. As a constituent of a Polish noun phrase, it usually complies with the English sentence structure. Also, basic comparative research on the productivity of the stem korona- and its foreign language counterparts in Polish, English and German was conducted.


  • JOLANTA IGNATOWICZ-SKOWROŃSKA: The foundations of the etymological dictionary of Polish phraseological units
    The members of the Team of Phraseology and Paremiology in the Institute of Linguistics at the University of Szczecin – Jolanta Ignatowicz-Skowrońska (leader), Ewa Kołodziejek, Barbara Komenda-Earle, Ewa Pajewska, Tomasz Szutkowski, Beata Afeltowicz, Mirosława Hordy, and Maria Kabata – have embarked on the project of a complete etymological dictionary of phraseological units used in the general Polish in the 20th and 21st century. The completeness of a dictionary relies on providing thoroughly documented etymological information on those phraseological units which require such information and which can be found in primary sources, irrespective of the origin of the phrasemes, be it either literary language or community or foreign provenance. The project is at a preliminary stage now. The dictionary is planned to be published in the late 20s. 


  • ANNA CZELAKOWSKA: Małgorzata Gębka-Wolak, Andrzej Moroz, Jednostka tekstu prawnego w ujęciu teoretycznym i praktycznym
  • MONIKA SZYMAŃSKA: Aleksander Kiklewicz, Małgorzata Korytkowska, Julia Mazurkiewicz-Sułkowska, Agnieszka Zatorska, Zintegrowany opis semantyczno-syntaktyczny czasowników bułgarskich, polskich i rosyjskich (verba cogitandi i verba sentiendi)


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  • A list of reviewers of the annual volume C


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