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Problem skrótowców, a przepisy ortograficzne. Reforma pisowni z 1956 roku
The Question of Acronyms and Rules of Orthography. The 1956 Spelling Reform

Author(s): Aleksandra Mól
Subject(s): Theoretical Linguistics
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Keywords: orthography; acronyms; 1956 spelling reform; Dziennik Polski; “Polish spelling”;
Summary/Abstract: The problem of codifying the spelling of acronyms was undertaken for the first time in the Polish language context in 1936. The accepted rule, however, was very broad and unspecific, so the problem was tackled again during the work on another orthography reform. The aim of this article is to take a closer look at the second regulation – that from 1956 – and to verify whether the rules implemented then eliminated possible difficulties in spelling acronyms or revealed new ones. The research material includes 53 January issues of the Little Poland Dziennik Polski – 27 issues from 1953 (before the beginning of work on the legal act) and 26 from 1958 (a year after publishing the text of the reform). The analysis of the material focuses on problems with the spelling of acronyms found in the analysed press materials and on confronting them with the orthographic rule functioning at that time.

  • Page Range: 163-176
  • Page Count: 14
  • Publication Year: 2019
  • Language: Polish