Issue No. 5 of the Annual Volume XCII

  • Piotr ŻMIGRODZKI: Polish Academy of Sciences Great Dictionary of Polish present state and future
    The paper provides a short presentation of the newest general dictionary of the Polish language: Polish Academy of Sciences Great Dictionary of Polish (Wielki słownik języka polskiego PAN). The project is coordinated by the Institute of Polish Language at the Polish Academy of Sciences and carried out in collaboration with linguists and lexicographers from several other Polish academic centres. At the end of 2012 the first part of the dictionary containing about 15 000 entries will be available online. The author also gives some plans for the development of the dictionary in the future.
  • Dorota SUCHACKA: Information content and microstructure of the Polish Academy of Sciences Great Dictionary of Polish
    The paper presents latest results of work on the Polish Academy of Sciences Great Dictionary of Polish (Wielki słownik języka polskiego PAN) which can be found on the Internet (http://wsjp.pl). The author describes elements of the dictionary structure. The paper gives us information which types of lexical units were elaborated upon as well as what range of information content found its way to the entries. There is an overview of the structure of each entry and the way in which to use the dictionary.
  • Anna CZELAKOWSKA: Polish Academy of Sciences Great Dictionary of Polish as an electronic dictionary
    The paper briefly presents the newest general dictionary, the Polish Academy of Sciences Great Dictionary of Polish (Wielki słownik języka polskiego PAN WSJP) which, being primarily an electronic resource, introduces a series of solutions which set it apart from both paper and digitized editions, as the latter tend to share the limitations of their printed originals. Addressing the needs of the users, WSJP features a hierarchical structure of the elements of the entries, a system of cross-references and links between the entries, and advanced search tools. Also the grammatical information is presented in a friendly way as full inflectional paradigms of all declinable parts of speech are given inside entries. The article concludes with a consideration of the possibilities of future development of electronic WSJP.
  • Ewa KOZIOŁ-CHRZANOWSKA: Functioning of the Polish Academy of Sciences Great Dictionary of Polish on the Internet
    The information about functioning of the Polish Academy of Sciences Great Dictionary of Polish (Wielki słownik języka polskiego PAN) on the Internet was collected by use of Google Analytics (an Internet analysis tool that generates detailed statistics about visits to a website) from November 1, 2011 to April 30, 2012. The report concentrates on demographic information (language and location) and visitors’ behavior (new and returning visitors, their engagement, bounce rate).
  • Katarzyna WĘGRZYNEK, Renata PRZYBYLSKA, Piotr ŻMIGRODZKI: Discontinuous phrases in the Polish Academy of Sciences Great Dictionary of Polish
    The aim of this paper is to present general rules for editing idiom entries for the Polish Academy of Sciences Great Dictionary of Polish (Wielki słownik języka polskiego PAN). The authors first prezent a methodology for defining idiomatic phrases and then proceed to discuss the scope of lexicographic description of such phrases contained in the dictionary. This scope includes properties such as inflectional, syntactical and semantic characteristics, lexical connectedness, etc.
  • Piotr ŻMIGRODZKI, Renata PRZYBYLSKA: Some remarks in connection with discussions on the Polish Academy of Sciences Great Dictionary of Polish
    The authors attempt to answer some general and most frequent questions connected with the Polish Academy of Sciences Great Dictionary of Polish (Wielki słownik języka polskiego PAN), posed by participants of public discussions about the dictionary.
  • Włodzimierz GRUSZCZYŃSKI, Zygmunt SALONI: On the genitive plural of feminine nouns in Polish and the category of „uniformity” (because of the second edition of the Grammatical Dictionary of Polish)
    The paper discusses the presentation of the differentiation of genitive plural forms of some feminine nouns (of the type: tych cioci || cioć, funkcji || funkcyj) in the descriptions of Polish inflection. The authors in their previous works and in the first edition of the Grammatical Dictionary of Polish (SGJP) treated this differentiation as an inflectional category and called it „uniformity”. Then they changed their interpretation and for reasons presented in the paper decided that such pairs are not in inflectional contrast (and uniformity is not an inflectional category). Their members are free variants, although one of them is often marked (cf. funkcyj, studzien, cukierń with funkcji, studni, cukierni), and in the second edition of SGJP they are treated in this way.
  • Małgorzata B. MAJEWSKA: A digitized dictionary of Polish as a way to facilitate the work of a linguist by use of the example of the Electronic Version of the Vilnius Dictionary
    The article is a presentation of the project named Electronic Version of the Vilnius Dictionary. An attempt has been made to show how an electronic database dictionary can facilitate the work of a linguist.
  • Magdalena MIKOŚ: Military words and expressions in two plays written by Antoni Bogusławski Kolendy żołnierskie and Szopka żołnierska
    The aim of this article is to analyze some examples of military terminology and soldier slang fund in texts of Kolendy żołnierskie and Szopka żołnierska Christmas plays written by Antoni Bogusławski. The usage of these words and expressions is compared to their definitions in dictionaries of Polish general and special vocabulary used in the first half of 20th century. The author tries to show how the texts are encrusted with military vocabulary, describe the expressive character of these lexemes and where possible give some clues about their origin.

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REVIEWS

  • Problemy leksykografii. Historia metodologia praktyka, red. W. GRUSZCZYŃSKI, L. POLKOWSKA (by P. ŻMIGRODZKI)
  • Bogactwo polszczyzny w świetle jej historii, t. 4, red. naukowa J. PRZYKLENK, A. REJTER (by B. KISZKA)
  • Reviewers of articles from volume XCII of „Polish Language”