ISSUE 8 / 2014


  • Maria Wojtak : Disputable and undisputable problems of the contemporary genology

    This paper regards research on genres, that is established forms of communication activity between members of a (communicative or discoursive) community, conducted as part of philological sciences and beyond.

    The author discusses the prospect to create a discipline combining theoretical, historical and practical perspectives. She describes fundamental difficulties involved in attempts to proclaim the non-adjectival genology. She considers the manner of defining the object of the research, in particular the notion of a genre and selected notional context components, that is discourse, style and text, a disputable issue. She also point to problems related to the tradition of mono-disciplinary research. She presents selected separatist tendencies and discerns chances for integration in transdisciplinary research, which go beyond philology.

  • Artur Rejter : Problematyka przemian gatunków mowy wobec teorii dyskursu
    This paper regards the possibility to use the theory of discourse as a field that is complementary to text linguistics, stylistics, and genology for conducting research on speech genre transformations. Allowing for various profiles of the notion “discourse” enables a more precise, broader and deeper problematisation of the reflection on evolution of communication forms. The discussions were based on the source studies carried out by the author earlier and on other researchers’ theoretical and empirical discussions concerning the evolution of romance, travel writing genres, selected generic forms occurring on the Internet, and genres involving gender-related discourses.
  • Urszula Sokólska : Emotive lexis as a component in the creation of the world in a piece of literary reportage

    This paper is dedicated to emotive lexis in literary reportage. The object of particular attention is ameliorative names, mainly hypocorisms, also playful, bawdy and ironic names, further indulgent, patronising, disrespectful and contemptuous names, as well as general names implying negative evaluation, which is frequently culturebound, or vulgar names. Depending on the collected material, semantic groups, such as names of people and groups of people, names of body parts, names of animals, names of places and architectural structures, names of objects, names of activities, and names of abstractions, are distinguished within each group.

    Emotive lexis analysis permits the conclusion that literary reportage is in a way a synthesis of current affairs reportage and an artistic text. The authenticity and selection of facts, which constitute the main thematic background of a piece of reportage, is accompanied by its author’s unique style, which activates individualisation of the language used by protagonists, their psychological portrait and vividness of descriptions.

  • Anna Tereszkiewicz : A genre and functional description of posts on Twitter
    The aim of the analysis is to present a preliminary typology as well as a genre and structural description of texts published on profiles of selected radio and TV stations on Twitter, a microblog platform. Conducting such an analysis seems purposeful due to the growing popularity of microblog portals in the mass media as well as the increasing number of users of such online platforms. The analysis regards in particular the genre and functional aspect of the posts published on the said platform. Content analysis enabled distinction of tweets characterised by a presentation & recommendation, information and phatic, interactive dominant. Genre, structural and discoursive references to paratextual genres (preview, teaser) as well as current affairs and news genres (newsflash) can be noticed among tweets.
  • Mariola Wołk : Is rubbish a speech genre? Experiment and reflection
    This paper is intended as an attempt at an experimental insight into the issue of various types of utterances as speech genres. Its sources should be sought in a carefree and hence extremely unfavourable – in terms of linguistics – abuse of the term speech genre (using it without a definition or a clear reference to the original definition proposed by M. Bachtin, enigmatic, often covert attempts at redefinition). The title question is largely a question of reference limits of the notion. Since a description of almost each and every linguistic act has been possible in the categories of a speech genre for the past ten-odd years, can such speaking that escapes this approach be identified? Certainly, the discussed rubbish cannot be described in such a manner. Arguments in support of this decision constitute a considerable part of this text. However, the part concerning the title reflections on how utterances are described as speech genres, how it should not be done and what can be expected of such descriptions is equally important.


  • Ewa Ulitzka : Halina Zgółkowa (red.), Praktyczny słownik współczesnej polszczyzny, Poznań 1994–2005


  • Alina Kępińska : Polonicae grammatices institutio by Piotr Statorius-Stojeński


  • Beata Kiszka : A report from the academic conference titled “Gatunki mowy i ich ewolucja. Gatunek a granice” (“Speech genres and their evolution. A genre and limits”), Katowice, 14–15 November 2013


  • Beata K. Jędryka : Ewa Lipińska, Anna Seretny, Integrowanie kompetencji lingwistycznych w glottodydaktyce na przykładzie nauczania języka polskiego jako obcego / drugiego (Integrating linguistic competence in glottodidactics on the example of teaching Polish as a foreign/second language), Kraków 2013
  • Helena Sojka-Masztalerz : Tetiana Melnyczuk, Antroponimy w ukrainśko-polśkij miżmownij komunikacji (Anthroponyms in Ukrainian-Polish interlanguage communication), Uzhhorod 2013