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Gwara dawniej i dziś – z refl eksji dialektologa
Dialect in the past and at present – reflections of a dialectologist

Author(s): Kazimierz Sikora
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies
Published by: Dom Wydawniczy ELIPSA

Summary/Abstract: This paper contains comments on the operation of dialects in the contemporary Polish language. Based on the topical literature and his own observations, the author presents considerations for transformation of dialects as a result of the changing nonlinguistic and extralinguistic realities, in particular ones connected with the change in methods of communication. What is noticeable is that – despite the richness of various dialects – a strong trend for neutralising and disintegrating the dialect consisting in getting rid of the peculiar (different from colloquial) lexis, which at the same time usually constitutes a significant component of the local cultural heritage. The fact that dialect vocabulary appears in colloquial and expressive Polish is also noticeable.

  • Issue Year: 2015
  • Issue No: 04
  • Page Range: 71-78
  • Page Count: 8
  • Language: Polish