Wanda Decyk-Zięba : The history of „Poradnik Językowy” („The Linguistic Guide”) 1901–1939
“Poradnik Językowy” (“The Linguistic Guide”) was
established by Roman Zawiliński, a Kraków teacher, in
1901. The aim of the journal, as intended by its creator,
was mainly language consultancy, indication and
explanation of errors, introduction to the principles of
proper language use, arousal of the public’s interest in
linguistic issues, and documentation of the contemporary
condition of the language. Zawiliński was the editor and
publisher of “Poradnik Językowy” until 1931. From 1932,
the journal was a body within Towarzystwo Krzewienia
Poprawności Języka (the Society for Proper Language Use
Propagation), it was also moved from Kraków to Warsaw.
For several months, the function of the journal’s editor
was fulfilled by Kazimierz Król, while from November 1932
the position was held by Witold Doroszewski. The title was
not released in the period 1913–1918 (according to
R. Zawiliński, in the years 1915, 1917–1918), 1924, 1928.
The total number of 299 issues were published, with
the average volume of each being 1 sheet. In the years
1913–1914, 1916, Poradnik językowy was a section of
“Język Polski” (“The Polish Language”), a new journal the
founder of which was also Zawiliński.
Stanisław Dubisz : The role of „Poradnik Językowy” („The Linguistic Guide”) in shaping the linguistic standard and the knowledge of the Polish language
“Poradnik Językowy” (“The Linguistic Guide”) is one
of the three oldest Polish linguistic journals. Its history
can be depicted in five periods: 1901–1931, 1932–1939,
1948-1976, 1977–2008, after 2008. The proportions
between the cultural linguistic and the academic function
of the journal are slightly different in each of the periods.
In the initial development phase, the former prevailed,
while from 1948 the latter one became increasingly more
clearly outlined; today both are pursued to a similar
extent, which is proved by the journal’s readership,
diversity of subjects touched upon in its issues and
annals, as well as its position on (domestic and
international) ranking lists.