ISSUE 3 / 2003


  • Stanisław Dubisz : The History of the Lexeme Democracy in Polish Language (lexicographical analysis)
    The history of the lexeme democracy in Polish is five centuries long, dating back to the 16th century. It was adapted from Greek démokratía and has evolved in Polish increasing the number of meanings and terms associated to form the word family. The evolution also referred to nonlinguistic conditions as well as to the axiological categorization of the word. The material which the description is based on has been gathered from 12 Polish language dictionaries, both historical and contemporary ones
  • Monika Pietrucha : Evaluation in Dictionaries (based on the entry democracy)
    The article is devoted to the analysis of the entry democracy in two Polish language dictionaries - one edited by Witold Doroszewski and another one edited by Mieczysław Szymczak. According to the author the word being researched is defined persuasively in the former dictionary, to follow the Marxist thought. Whereas the latter dictionary, edited by Szymczak, delivers a definition which is far less ideologically submitted. Lexicographical reflections are placed in the context of the research of the so-called banner words, which the word democracy belongs to. Positive evaluation of this word has dominated in Polish of the latest half of the century. Neutralization of the evaluations concerning democracy was typical only of Marxist ideology.
  • Marek Gawełko : The Rules of Functional Sentence Perspective and the Analytical Tendency of Languages
    The author uses examples from Polish, five Romance languages (French, Portuguese, Spanish, Romanian, Italian) and from English to deny the relatively common assumption about the power of the rules of the Functional Sentence Perspective. The analysis shows that the FSP rules are less observed in non-positional languages than in analytical positional languages, which means that they are not as powerful as they are generally thought to be. Other languages of the world deliver still more arguments to confirm the conclusion.
  • Artur Matkowski : Małysz and Polish Speech
    Remarkable successes of Adam Małysz, Polish ski-jumper have made him the idol of the Polish. The phenomenon has also been reflected in the language, where a collection of neologisms has appeared on various linguistic levels. This material is interesting both for a linguist and a sociologist as well as for a social psychologist. The author attempts to depict how the Polish influenced by the phenomenon have come up with referring to themselves and their country in categories of Adam Małysz, ski-jumping and a sport success.


  • Janusz Adam Dziewiątkowski : Polish Language and Linguistic Awareness of Polish Emigration Circles in Eastern Flanders, a Belgian Region
    The article is a presentation of a socio-linguistic survey carried out among Belgian Polish emigrants in Eastern Flanders, where Polish language clashes mainly with Dutch. The survey was aimed at grasping the crucial elements of attitudes and behaviors of Poles and Polish emigrants towards Polish language, frequency of applying general Polish, linguistic preferences, contact with Polish culture and religion. There were 102 participants from 15 to 81 years of age in the survey altogether. They belonged to different emigration generations. The article also contains an attempt of a description of the Polish emigrants' language in Eastern Flanders based on the lexical material gathered during the research. It particularly demonstrates the influence of Dutch on Polish language.


  • Ewa Rogowska : The Ninth Dialectological-Onomastic Symposium Pomeranian Names and Dialects in the Old Times and Today


  • Witold Mańczak : Cień Światowita czyli pięć głosów w sprawie etnogenezy Słowian, ed. by Andrzej Kokowski, Lublin 2002
  • Elżbieta Sękowska : Monika Zaśko-Zielińska, Przez okno świadomości. Gatunki mowy w świadomości użytkowników języka, Wrocław 2002
  • Ewa Nowak : Tadeusz Piotrowski, Zrozumieć leksykografię, Warszawa 2001