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„W JAKI SPOSÓB WZMOCNIĆ U NAS JĘZYKOZNAWSTWO?”. LINGWISTYKA POLSKA W WYPOWIEDZIACH UCZONYCH Z LAT 1918–1919
“How to strengthen our linguistics?” – Polish linguistics in the statements of scholars between 1918 and 1919

Author(s): Mirosław Skarżyński
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies
Published by: KSIĘGARNIA AKADEMICKA Sp. z o.o.
Keywords: history of Polish linguistics; Jan Rozwadowski; Kazimierz Nitsch; Stanisław Szober; Aleksander Brückner

Summary/Abstract: The Józef Mianowski Fund was a private institution that had systematically supported Polish scholars and their research since 1881, in the period when a Polish state did not exist. In 1917, it announced a questionnaire to determine, in the new political situation, the state and needs of various scientific disciplines studied in Poland and by Polish scholars in Europe. Collected from the answers of 90 scholars representing various disciplines, the results were meant to help direct the actions of the Fund in the country reborn after a period of partition. The paper presents the views of linguists Jan Rozwadowski, Kazimierz Nitsch, Stanisław Szober, and Aleksander Brückner, on the state of Polish linguistics of the time, and their proposals for research projects, needs in the area of scientific literature, organizational actions, and education of linguists and popularization of linguistics. Their articles show a realistic evaluation of the state of Polish linguistic science, and very clearly specified plans aimed at raising Polish linguistics to the European level.

  • Issue Year: 2014
  • Issue No: 18
  • Page Range: 253-271
  • Page Count: 19
  • Language: Polish