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Pytając o zmianę językową. Językoznawstwo historyczne a socjolingwistyka
Asking about Language Change. Historical Linguistics and Sociolinguistics

Author(s): Joanna Przyklenk
Subject(s): Language studies, Language and Literature Studies, Theoretical Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, Western Slavic Languages
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Keywords: historical linguistics; sociolinguistics; historical sociolinguistics
Summary/Abstract: Joanna Przyklenk in her article devoted to the relations between historical linguistics and sociolinguistics focuses on three main issues. Firstly, she presents several ideas that are common to both disciplines. Secondly, the strong link between historical and social attitude in linguistics is considered in the shape of historical sociolinguistics, subdiscipline whose beginnings are dated back to 1980s in the West. In the paper its roots, theoretical background and the current state of research are discussed. Thirdly, the author takes an attempt to characterize the contemporary Polish studies, trying to describe these works in the context of the foregoing periodizations of the Polish studies on language history. Detecting an inspiration in historical sociolinguistics for Polish-oriented investigation, she points out these areas of diachronic enquiry that thanks to socio-lingual view could develop historical linguistics itself.

  • Page Range: 44-54
  • Page Count: 11
  • Publication Year: 2018
  • Language: Polish