ISSUE 5 / 2006


  • Krystyna Waszakowa : On New Works of the Czech Scholarly Academy Devoted to Neologisms
    The article refers to two closely connected, important works on neologisms, produced by a team of researchers directed by Olga Martincová at the Czech Language Institute of the Czech Scholarly Academy. They are: the two-volume dictionary of Czech neologisms Nová slova v češtině. Slovník neologizmů, Prague (v. 1., 1998; v. 2., 2004) and Neologizmy v dnešní češtině. It includes 16 studies – they provide a many-aspect description of gathered in the dictionary of neologisms new Czech vocabulary from the years 1985–2002. Both the volumes of the dictionary mentioned include 11,600 entries altogether, of various origins, like e.g. colloquial language, media language etc.
  • Tomasz Nowak : Semantic-Syntactic Description of Preposition-Noun Phrases with the Words w głębi (inside) and w obrębie (in the Area)
    The paper presents a semantic-syntactic description of the preposition-noun phrases with the words w głębi and w obrębie. The article is using the interpretative semantics model. Semantic component is a generative one in this model. The article presents a semantic description of the complex prepositions w głębi and w obrębie. The author raises the question about their selection restrictions and lexical meanings. He also answers the question what predicates the phrases are: one or two-argument. He proves the expressions are separate lexical units.
  • Agnieszka Otwinowska-Kasztelanic : The Research on the Influence of English on Spoken Polish of the Young Polish Generation (19–35 Years of Age)

    The article sums up a piece of research carried out at the end of the 1990s. The aim of the research was to describe the lexical, semantic and syntactic influence of English on the spoken Polish of the younger generation of Poles. A special emphasis was placed on describing semantic and syntactic borrowings, which – contrary to the lexical ones – often remain unnoticed by native speakers of Polish.

    The method of research included an analysis of informal conversations of young Poles (19–35 years of age), as well as an assessment of their language awareness. In order to do that a 70-thousand word corpus of informal conversations was gathered, which served to analyze and describe the phenomena taking place in Polish language under the influence of English. The corpus research was aided by two questionnaires estimating the level of language awareness of Poles. The results of the corpus research and the questionnaires were then contrasted with the data from a smaller corpus of the language of the press and advertising. The article presents the results and the conclusions drawn.

  • Józef Jaworski : The Lexis of Conspiracy in the Period of Kościuszko%s Uprising (Based on Journalistic Texts)
    In the article, the author discusses different means, both linguistic and metalinguistic, employed by the insurgents during the conspiracy of Kościuszko’s Insurrection of 1794. The author’s record of the use of these means has been gathered from the journalistic texts of that period. Predominant among them are lexical means, e.g. giving names to conspiratorial acts or to their participants. The metalinguistic means include primarily cryptonyms.


  • Alina Szulgan : Polish Language of the Elderly Generation of Poles in Krzemieniec, Ukraine



  • Mirosław Bańko : Wojciech Chlebda, Szkice o skrzydlatych słowach. Interpretacje lingwistyczne, Opole 2005
  • Magdalena Zawisławska : Inna Bielajeva, Niepodstawowe nazwy barw w języku polskim, czeskim, rosyjskim i ukraińskim, Warszawa 2005
  • Jolanta Kowalewska-Dąbrowska : Ewa Rogowska-Cybulska, Gwarowy obraz roślin w świetle aktywności nominacyjnej ich nazw (na przykładzie gwary wsi Wagi w powiecie łomżyńskim), Gdańsk 2005