Dialogue structures among nineteenth-century notarial contracts from Łuków Cover Image

Struktury dialogowe wśród XIX-wiecznych aktów notarialnych łukowskich
Dialogue structures among nineteenth-century notarial contracts from Łuków

Author(s): Joanna Kuć
Subject(s): Theoretical Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Communication studies, 19th Century
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Keywords: dialogue; notarial contract; social communication behavior; 19th century; Łuków
Summary/Abstract: The article describes a special kind of communication in the form of dialogue with the replica that we observe in the 19th century notarial contracts from Łuków – acts of respect and permissions to marry. This is a peculiar and rare phenomenon in office registers, which have a standardized, formal language and architecture. An act of respect is a precedent text – a request that evokes a response in the form of a marriage permit. The traces of the links between the two agreements manifest themselves in the variable perspective of communication, the nature and direction of the relationship. They can be seen in the strategy of the sender’s actions towards the recipient, the intended play depending on the communication situation and the illusionary power of the act. Such a dialogue, resulting from the institutional discourse, respecting the social communication behavior and the different roles of the subjects perceived from different perspectives, is a clear communication strategy that fits into the intention of the act.

  • Page Range: 206-214
  • Page Count: 9
  • Publication Year: 2021
  • Language: Polish