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"Dwoje urodzin" to brzmi dziwnie. Norma językowa dotycząca połączeń rzeczowników plurale tantum z liczebnikami a jej realizacja w tekstach
"Dwoje urodzin" sounds weird. Language norm vs. feelings of the users of Polish regarding numerals usage with plurale tantum nouns

Author(s): Anna Andrzejczuk
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies
Published by: Towarzystwo Miłośników Języka Polskiego
Keywords: plurale tantum noun; language norm

Summary/Abstract: One of the biggest challenges for the average Pole is counting items whose name is a plurale tantum noun. In principle, according to the language norm, some of the countable plurale tantum nouns can be counted using collective numerals, but analysis of quotations from the National Corpus of Polish and the WWW indicates that this norm is rejected by the language users. The author will present a subdivision of plurale tantum nouns according to the ways they are counted. Furthermore, the statistics of those ways will be presented, based on NCP and Web resources.

  • Issue Year: 2011
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 273-283
  • Page Count: 11
  • Language: Polish