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„Na tropach przeszłości języka” – czy gramatyka historyczna może być interesująca dla podejmujących studia polonistyczne?
“On the track of history of language” – can historical grammar be interesting for students of the Polish studies?

Author(s): Ewa Oronowicz-Kida, Agnieszka Myszka
Subject(s): Language studies, Language and Literature Studies, Theoretical Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Western Slavic Languages, Higher Education
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Keywords: historical grammar; diachrony; didactics; history of language
Summary/Abstract: Ewa Oronowicz-Kida and Agnieszka Myszka try to answer a question whether knowledge about the history of language may be interesting for former grammar school pupils. The authors analyse the position of historical and language issues in the national curriculum at all levels of school education and use a questionnaire to check knowledge of former secondary school pupils in this respect. An analysis of questionnaires leads us to conclusion that recent secondary school graduates know selected issues from the history of language, but they lack any knowledge about historical grammar. However, young people see in contemporary Polish language certain phenomena resulting from development of language that they would like to have explained. The authors are of the opinion that, at the level of university education, you cannot resign from relaying at least basic knowledge about mechanisms of language development, however, it should be done in close connection with an analysis of literature and culture.

  • Page Range: 589-598
  • Page Count: 10
  • Publication Year: 2018
  • Language: Polish