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Perspektywa badawcza w pracy nad kazaniami 2. połowy XIX wieku
Research perspective in the study of sermons the 2nd half of the nineteenth century

Author(s): Renata Bizior
Subject(s): Language studies, Language and Literature Studies, Cultural history, Theoretical Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Studies of Literature, Communication studies, Western Slavic Languages, Culture and social structure , 19th Century, Theory of Literature
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Keywords: sermons; communicative community; genre; cultural context; XIX-th century
Summary/Abstract: The article presents perspectives adopted in research related to linguistics studies dedicated to Polish old catholic sermons, mainly preached in 19th century. First part of this paper presents characteristics of newer linguistic research carried on basis of sermons in 19th century in comparison to sermons preached prior to this period. In second part the author discusses the perspective of research that she have adopted during own research on sermons created and published in second half of 19th century. The author considers as the most crucial reference the concept of historical and linguistic, also communicative idea developed by Stanisław Borowski that has been associated with category of communicative community as well as its bonding and shaping communicative processes. Equally important to author’s research is generic perspective, which allows to describe meaning and function of religious statement genre, such as sermon, in order to realize communicative needs of religious communicative community. Direction of research within this area is based mainly on the concept of genres created by Maria Wojtak and Bożena Witosz, especially assumptions of historical genology. Another point of view, allowing to discover interesting possibilities of analysis, brings consideration of historical, cultural and social realities that accompanied creating and functioning of preaching texts. Last part presents sample lingual analysis of hell’s image, in which it is including delineated research perspectives. The paper discusses assortment criterion in analyzing preaching texts that are believed to guarantee representativeness of research material.

  • Page Range: 451-465
  • Page Count: 15
  • Publication Year: 2018
  • Language: Polish