ERIC Number: ED113934
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Nov-8
Recent Changes in the Spoken Polish Language.
Birkenmayer, Sigmund S.
Both spoken and written Polish have undergone profound changes during the past twenty-eight years. The increasing urbanization of Polish culture and the forced change in Polish society are the main factors influencing the change in the language. Indirect evidence of changes which have occurred in the vocabulary and idioms of spoken Polish in the postwar period can be found in textbooks of Polish for foreigners, written by Polish authors and published in Poland. The new features of spoken Polish can be divided into the following groups: (1) new lexical features (including idiomatic constructions), (2) new syntactic structures, and (3) new morphological structures. The differences between the language of the young Polish generation and that of their parents are also discussed. (Author/CLK)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwest Modern Language Association (Chicago, Illinois, November 1975)