Spelling Doubts of the Poles in the Context of Changes in Orthography. An Analysis of Pieces of Language Advice. Cover Image
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Wątpliwości pisowniane Polaków na tle przemian ortograficznych – analiza porad językowych.
Spelling Doubts of the Poles in the Context of Changes in Orthography. An Analysis of Pieces of Language Advice.

Author(s): Małgorzata Grzonka
Subject(s): Theoretical Linguistics
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Keywords: culture of language; language advice; orthography; language correctness;
Summary/Abstract: The article presents spelling doubts of the Poles between 1958 and 1967 and at the beginning of the 21st century. The starting point is an analysis of questions concerning Polish orthography sent to language advice centres – to Radiowy Poradnik Językowy [Radio Language Guide] in 1958–1967, published in the second volume of O kulturę słowa by Witold Doroszewski, and to Poradnia Językowa Uniwersytetu Śląskiego [University of Silesia Language Advice Centre] in 2015–2016. Rules of orthography of that time provide the context of the analysis, which has made it possible to present the changing nature of Polish orthography. The gathered material has made it possible to observe the most frequent spelling objections, concerning, among others, the use of mall letter and/or capital letter, the spelling of the nie- particle with various parts of speech, the spelling of i, j, ji in the genitive case of feminine nouns, and the spelling of compounds as one word, with a hyphen, or as separate words. Basing on the analysis, the author has observed changes in the frequency of specific language problems.

  • Page Range: 177-191
  • Page Count: 15
  • Publication Year: 2019
  • Language: Polish