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Styl religijny we współczesnej polszczyźnie (na tle własnej historii i uwikłań dyskursywnych)
Religious style in contemporary Polish (against the background of its own history and discourse entanglements)

Author(s): Maria Wojtak
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Keywords: style; religions style; discourse; genre of speech; genres of religions
Summary/Abstract: The article presents the categories of discourse, style and genre as phenomena that permeate and mutually elucidate one another. The contemporary religious style is presented as a resultant of impacts of: (1) traditional communication scenarios and other elements of discourse as well as the related genre formulas, (2) modification of this tradition that was shaped as early as in the Middle Ages, (3) deviation from the abovementioned heritage. Presenting an analysis of the oldest fixed-formula prayers, their modern versions and referring to works that show breaching of the genre code of both the prayer and the prayer book, the author describes basic transformations of the religious discourse (in its cult version) and the evolution of selected religious communications.

  • Page Range: 131-147
  • Page Count: 18
  • Publication Year: 2019
  • Language: Polish