This paper in an attempt to outline a new situation in the contemporary functional stylistics. Opinions that the cognitive potential of the discipline has been diminishing have been voiced for some time now. It is pointed out that the methods it applies do not permit a full description of the recent realities of social communication. Therefore, many researchers derive from the theory of discourse. However, popularisation of the ideas of discoursology have given rise to yet other problems. Discourse has not been precisely defined to date. Boundaries between it and the functional style have not been clearly delineated either.
The expansion of post-structuralism in linguistics does not necessarily mean that functional stylistic has become outdated. Yet, the usefulness of stylistic instruments needs to be enhanced. One of the ways which might possibly lead to this end is a more evident focus on the notion of prototype than before when describing the functional variants of language. The implementation of the postulate of a systematic division of utterances and statements into more or less typical (prototypical) in terms of style, will probably enable improvement of communication space macro-modelling anew.
The aim of this paper is to present an outline of the theory of teolinguistics and prospects for Polish research within this subdiscipline of linguistics. The reasonability of this aim results from the fact that the term teolinguistics can be more and more commonly found in philological research, yet the Polish literature on linguistics lacks more extensive theoretical and methodological studies regarding this subdiscipline.
The text presents precursors of teolinguistics and their most significant findings as well as the state of research on teolinguistics in Poland. The last part outlines the research areas and prospects for new research that could be carried out as part of teolinguistics.
This paper plays theoretical and reporting as well as methodological functions and is a contribution to research.
This paper presents hesitations when selecting rustling, hissing and hushing consonants functioning in the Polish language of a daily newspaper published in the Vilnius region in the interwar period, addressed to the Poles living there. The specific phonetic phenomena in the area of consonantism which were incompliant with the general Polish standard of those days have been excerpted from Kurier Wileński (The Courier of Vilnius).
In order to exemplify the quoted phonetic facts, I use a study on the 17th-century literary Polish of the Northern Borderlands, studies describing the individual language of writers and poets associated with the Borderlands in the 19th and 20th centuries, a study on specific regional characteristics of the Polish language in the Vilnius area. I occasionally quote data from normative sources. I also refer to the linguistic layer of the Vilnius post-war press. The analysis has shown that the phenomena regarding
the phonetic layer, noticed in Kurier Wileński of the period 1924-1939, were relatively numerous and considered characteristic of the Northern Borderlands Polish language by the researchers of earlier periods. They were also reflected in the post-was Vilnius press, although less clearly than in the examined daily.