Faculty of Philosophy, University of Warsaw
Institute of Computer Science, Polish Academy of Sciences
Faculty of Linguistics, Philology and Phonetics, University of Oxford
College of Interdisciplinary Individual Studies in Humanities and Social
Sciences, University of Warsaw
Faculty of Psychoology, University of Warsaw
On the distribution of synonymous prepositions and adnumeral operators in Polish
The article presents the results of questionnaire studies on the nominal – ad-verbal and post-prepositional – distribution of Polish prepositions and adnumeral operators of the form około ‘about’, od. . . do. . . ‘from. . . to. . . ’, po ‘each’, and między ‘between’. These results demonstrate that adnominal operators około, od. . . do. . . and między are acceptable to various degrees, from the highly acceptable okolo, to at best marginally acceptable między. They also confirm the existence of the distributive operator po, albeit limited to the positions of subject and, perhaps, accusative object. Also prepositions około, od. . . do. . . , and po are acceptable to various degrees and only on ad-verbal nominative, accusative and genitive positions.