Zenon Klemensiewicz’s

"Historia języka polskiego" Zenona Klemensiewicza a potrzeba nowej syntezy
Zenon Klemensiewicz’s "Historia języka polskiego" (‘History of the Polish Language’), and the Need of a New Synthesis

Author(s): Bogusław Dunaj
Subject(s): History, Language studies, Language and Literature Studies, Cultural history, Studies of Literature
Published by: KSIĘGARNIA AKADEMICKA Sp. z o.o.
Keywords: Zenon Klemensiewicz; history of the Polish language new synthesis

Summary/Abstract: Prof. Zenon Klemensiewicz authored handbooks of contemporary Polish grammar, historical Polish grammar, syntax, and history of the Polish language. The latter constitutes his crowning achievement, and remains to this day the most important synthesis of Polish linguistic history. Half a century has passed since its publication. In this time, many monographies have been published which present the evolution of the language in various epochs; moreover, multiple monographies have been devoted to vocabulary and word-formation. These works justify the need to prepare a new synthesis. Such a synthesis is also needed for another reason: it must make use of new methodological concepts. For example, the description needs to pay attention to the communicative aspect. A new, multi-volume synthesis ought to be a collective work, developed by a team of the most distinguished historians of the Polish language.

  • Issue Year: 14/2019
  • Issue No: 28
  • Page Range: 245-252
  • Page Count: 9
  • Language: Polish