Krystyna Waszakowa : Is the Term Hybrid Useful in Word Formation?
In reference to D. Buttler.s paper on hybridal formations the author asks the essential question: whether in the times of the growing tendency to internationalisation of the Polish lexical and word-formation system, speaking of hybridal structures has any sense. The author proves that perception of foreign elements within Polish language has changed. According to her, the quality of 'being a hybrid', both in the synchronic and genetic sense, from the normative point of view cannot disqualify any new word-formation structure, as it should not be considered in its evaluation.
Anna Barankiewicz : In the Mirror of Language. Performative and Ascertaining Phrases in Old Polish Apocryphic Texts
Based on the analysis of the descriptions of the Holy Family and our ancestors. lives in Mediaeval apocryphs, the author presents the sacrum and the prophanum levels. She focuses on such phenomena as linguistic ritual and the magic of language, illustrating her analysis with numerous examples from apocryphic texts. The analysis presented depicts linguistic phenomena against the huge cultural background.
Joanna Wierzchowska : The World Enclosed in Words. The Analysis of Andrzej Towiański's Speech
The article presents some of the research results concerning Andrzej Towiański's sacral vocabulary. Based on the selected speech (the analysis of polysemy it contains), the author considers the role of language and symbol in Romantic people's views on the meaning of existence and human cognitive abilities.
Iwona Artowicz : The Family Discourse (The Pragmalinguistic Analysis Based on the Example of a Christmas Eve Discourse of a Selected Family)
The article contains a description of a specific family communication called a family discourse. The family discourse is defined as total social interaction in time, which is the effect of application of methods aimed at reaching text coherence, called strategies of discourse. The author, based on the description of the whole communicative event, in this case a Christmas Eve meeting, presents a pragmalinguistic analysis of the family discourse. The general assumption is the definition of the context (the situation of the language usage) and the set of communicative means used in the construction of the text.
Magdalena Trysińska : Confidential Addressative Forms in the Language of Politicians (Based on Internet Chats)
The article analyses confidential forms of addressing Internet users by politicians (ty, wy, my) /you, we/. The initial part deals with honorificativity, comprehension of forms of addressing and their role in communication. The crucial part of the article deals with confidentials forms ty/wy which minimize the distance between interlocutors, the personal pronoun my, by which the speaker includes the recipient in the circle of friends and the forms of confidential possessive pronouns. The pragmatic function is also stressed here, which consists in the expression of respect for the recepient on the one hand, and allows to express lack of it on the other hand; as well as the functions typical of all addressatives, also formal ones, i.e. phatic and appellative.