ISSUE 10 / 2012


  • Józef Porayski-Pomsta : Problem of Egocentric and Socialized Speech in Child’s Speech Development
    In the article the author reminds the issue of egocentric and socialized speech according to Jean Piaget and Lew S. Wygotski. The attention is paid to importance of both approaches for development of knowledge about shaping child’s speech and thinking; moreover epistemological and interpretation difference between both scholars is presented, as well as their considerable impact – each in a peculiar way – on development of contemporary psycholinguistic thought. At the end of the article, the author highlights the role of knowledge concerning developmental psychology and developmental psycholinguistics in the work of a speech therapist.
  • Olga Jauer-Niworowska : Stages of Learning Speech Movement Patterns in Structural and Functional Model
    The article discusses the issue of child’s speech development with regard to motor mechanisms of speech. My attempt is to present stages of acquiring speech movement patterns. I refer particular stages of speech development to subsequent levels of learning motor functions, starting with reflexive performance to full stabilization of movement patterns. My description of development of speech movement patterns is based on the structural and functional model.
  • Marzena Stępień, Natalia Siudzińska : Aphasia: Classifications and Language Symptoms in Light of Contemporary Knowledge of Language Structure
    In the article we present how linguistic knowledge may be used for classification of forms of speech disorders in such a way that would be useful for a speech therapist. We focus on aphasia due to its complexity, also in terms of language symptoms. We discuss two classifications of aphasia types: more recent – the so-called Boston aphasia (H. Goodglass, E. Kaplan 1972) and older one, made by A.R. Łuria (1967). We present how these classifications apply to language disorders observed in aphasia.
  • Maria Przybysz-Piwko : Ambiguity of Term Linguistic Error in Interdisciplinary Research on Dyslexia
    In the article the author makes an attempt to confront the phrase linguistic error – the term in linguistic culture – embedded in the Polish linguistics, with its use in psycholinguistic studies on dysorthography (I. Pietras, Dysortografia – uwarunkowania psychologiczne, [Dysorthography – Psychological Underpinnings], Gdańsk 2008). In both fields of science these terms have different scopes and meaning. As writing disorders are subject to interdisciplinary studies (e.g. psychology, psycholinguistics, speech therapy, linguistics), using the term linguistic error requires consideration, as the terms which sound the same are used in various disciplines of knowledge which meet, as it is inevitable in a specific area of research.
  • Marlena Kurowska : Speech Development Disorder of Cortical Origin in Light of Research Material
    The article is an attempt to present the most characteristic linguistic behaviour recorded in children who had the so-called speech development disorder of cortical origin – speech development disorder caused as a consequence of anatomical abnormalities and/or cortical dysfunction (H. Mierzejewska, D. Emiluta-Rozya, Propozycja modyfikacji projektu „Badania Mowy” Ireny Styczek, [Proposal of Modification of Irena Styczek’s Speech Investigation Project], Logopedia, 1998, No. 25). In case of these children, difficulties with spontaneous speech development and natural language acquisition may be observed, despite physical hearing in the normal range and correct mental development, as well as correct emotional and social development.
  • Justyna Żulewska : Right Hemisphere of Brain – Review of Research
    For most people the left hemisphere is considered the basic one if it comes to the language functions; however recently also the right hemisphere has been recognized as playing the key role in the language processes. The author discusses the significance of the right hemisphere (RH) for regulation of the language functions; concisely presents information from the clinical experience, neuroanatomic and neuroimaging examinations and indicates that the right hemisphere damage (RHD) affects the language communication. Until recently, it was believed that people with right hemisphere damage did not suffer from speech and language disorders, and their examination by means of diagnostic tools used in aphasia did not reveal disorders of aphasia type. Today, it is known that some language functions are determined not by the left, but the right hemisphere of brain.


  • Marcin Będkowski : Słownik języka Adama Mickiewicza [Adam Mickiewicz’s Language Dictionary], Wrocław 1962–1983, ed. Konrad Górski, Stefan Hrabec


  • Stanisław Drewniak : 50th Anniversary of Re-edition of Pomeranian Grammar by Friedrich Lorentz


  • Ewa Siatkowska : Danuta Szagun, Jedna pieśń – dwa dzieła [One Song – Two Works], Zielona Góra 2011
  • Krystyna Waszakowa : Agnieszka Mikołajczuk, Obraz radości we współczesnej polszczyźnie [Depiction of Joy in Contemporary Polish Language], Warsaw 2009




  • Jadwiga Latusek : Przegląd polskich prac i czasopism językoznawczych ogłoszonych drukiem w 2011 roku [Review of Polish Linguistic Works and Periodicals Printed in 2011]