Do examiners know the basic Polish language syntax rules? Cover Image

Czy egzaminatorzy języka polskiego znają podstawy normy składniowej polszczyzny?
Do examiners know the basic Polish language syntax rules?

Author(s): Agata Hącia
Subject(s): Education
Published by: Instytut Badań Edukacyjnych
Keywords: syntax; semantics; teaching the Polish language; language competences

Summary/Abstract: This paper presents research assessing examiners’ knowledge of selected rules of syntax and semantic correctness in the Polish language. About half the examiners demonstrated knowledge of the set of rules, but about 15% completely failed to score on the syntax exercise (in regard of this research). The replies of one third of respondents did not allow unequivocal assessment of their level of syntactic competence. The results of the research tasks indicated that examiners of the Polish language often follow their intuition in decisions about language correctness (in the same way as ordinary language users), rather than using codified knowledge of standards or knowledge of the theoretical background.

  • Issue Year: 124/2013
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 67-89
  • Page Count: 23
  • Language: Polish