Remarks on the language in poems of the contemporary Vilnius poet Aleksander Śnieżko Cover Image

Uwagi o języku wierszy Aleksandra Śnieżki współczesnego poety wileńskiego
Remarks on the language in poems of the contemporary Vilnius poet Aleksander Śnieżko

Author(s): Barbara Dwilewicz
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies
Published by: Instytut Slawistyki Polskiej Akademii Nauk
Keywords: olish speaking Lithuanian inhabitants; Polish speaking inhabitants of the Northern part; the Polish language in Lithuania; idiolect; stylistics of the language

Summary/Abstract: The aim of the present contemplations was the examination of the Polish speaking Lithuanian inhabitants’ language features that are found in the poetry of A.S. The analysis includes language elements that are related to the idiolect of the writer, as well as the elements having stylistic functions. The material for the analysis was taken from the volume of the poetry Wybór wierszy, which was issued in the year 2000. The analysis carried out shows that in the poetry of A.Śnieżko there can be found a lot of forms that are typical to the Polish language in Lithuania. Most of them belong to the specifically personal language of the poet (i.e. mię in the accusative case, enclitic forms of the attributive pronouns, the ending -u in the accusative case of masculine nouns, nominal part of the predicate in the instrumental case, the object expressed in the instrumental case, syntactic constructions such as: czekać kogo, czego; boleć komu, pytać u kogo, u mnie jest , the accusative case in negative constructions, Russian lexis), a part of the typically northern features were used by the author for the stylistic purposes (i.e. the ending –m in the first person, word building using the suffix -uk, the adverbial participle proceeds in the function of the statement, Russian wording). All the language expressions found in the poems of A.Śnieżko have found confirmation in many linguistic works on the Polish speaking inhabitants’ language of Lithuania. A deeper analysis of the above mentioned texts would allow pointing out more language features typical to the regional peculiarities of the language.

  • Issue Year: 2007
  • Issue No: 31
  • Page Range: 71-82
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: Polish