ISSUE 3 / 2006


  • Barbara Bartnicka : Elements of Colloquial Language in Jan Twardowski&s Poetry.
    One of characteristic features of Priest Jan Twardowski’s poetry is the presence of numerous elements of colloquial, everyday language, not just lexical ones, but also syntactic ones. The article is devoted to the analysis of their detailed functions and the role they play in perception of the poet’s works.
  • Elżbieta Sękowska : The Characteristics of Political Discourse at the Turn of the 20 and 21st Century
    The characteristics of political discourse, presented in the article includes the following aspects: the occurrence of specialist vocabulary; vocabulary from the lexical area of politics; colloquial and emotional character of the message; expression of various types of values; symptoms of linguistic awareness. The author of the article aims at depicting certain linguistic mechanisms and tendencies which reflect the impact of social-political reality on the shape of political-journalistic speech.
  • Dagmara Maryn : On the Meaning of Adverbs wolno, powoli, pomału i z wolna (Slowly)
    The paper presents a preliminary semantic description of expressions wolno, powoli, pomału, z wolna, belonging to the adverbial class. The unit powoli1 and its contextual variant powoli1’ have been distinguished. The adverb wolno expresses a slow pace of an activity or process. Powoli1 can be substituted by wolno almost in all contexts. Powoli1’ expresses slow pace of an action but it also emphasizes the sequence of changes implied by the verb. Powoli2 is not a pace adverb. It conveys a suggestion to prepare for an action. The adverb pomału generally appears in the same contexts as powoli (powoli1, powoli1’). It is marked as informal. The adverb z wolna expresses a slow beginning of an action.
  • Katarzyna Czubała : Non-suffixal Personal Names of German Origin among the Names of Contemporary Inhabitants of Chełm

    The article is devoted to semantic analysis of non-suffixal surnames of contemporary Chełm inhabitants.

    Based on the gathered material, an attempt has been made to define the meaning and etymology of anthroponyms, with their motivational roots including appellatives (names of jobs and people’s functions, their qualities, animals and plants’ names, topographic notions, abstracts, as well as adjectives), and other names (first names, ethnic and geographic names) of German origin.

    It must be underlined that a significant influence on a large number of surnames of German origin, revealed among anthroponyms of contemporary Chełm inhabitants, has been made not only by the German, but also by the Jewish, coming to the town from all over the world.

  • Aneta Kołodziejczyk-Trawińska : Contemporary Lexis in Use of Auto-Presentation (Physical Qualities Based on the Analysis of Internet Social-Matrimonial Announcements)

    There are various ways of self-presentation. Depending on what one wants to communicate, to whom and in what situation, auto-presentation takes different shapes, more or less consciously.

    The article presents an analysis of lexis used by the authors of Internet social-matrimonial announcements, to articulate information about their physical qualities. The analysis has covered 700 ads placed from July until December 2003 on six social-matrimonial websites: www.1plus1.pl, www.afekt.waw.pl, www.lover.pl, www.poznaj.of.pl, www.razem.snug.pl, www.serduszko.pl.

    The characteristics of appearance given both by men and by women included first of all such qualities as the figure, hair colour, hair style, height and the colour of eyes.

    Physical portraits revealed in the ads are usually neutrally or positively evaluated. The message senders have used lexemes and common or slightly humorous structures. In order to sound trustworthy and reserved, they happen to refer to other people’s opinions, which prove qualities declared by the authors. To show distance they usually use modifiers.



  • Ewa Siatkowska : Jarosław Lipowski, Konvergence a divergence češtiny a slovenštiny v československém státě, Wrocław 2005 oraz Henryk Jaroszewicz, Nowe tendencje normatywne w standardowych językach chorwackim i serbskim, Opole 2004
  • Danuta Piper : Zasady pisowni słownictwa religijnego, pod red. Renaty Przybylskiej i Wiesława Przyczyny, Tarnów 2004
  • Diana Kardis : Jolanta Mędelska, Marek Marszałek, Za murem, t. I, Bydgoszcz 2005