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BALAJCZA Linguistic Services

On-line workshop with BALAJCZA – “How Language Changes”

Tuesday, 1 February 2022
11 am-12 pm

Language is a social construct and specifically because of this it is subject to change. In the 21st century, we speak and write differently than we did in the 15th or 18th centuries, and differently than we did a hundred or even fifty years ago. We also use different vocabulary: many old words have gone out of use, a great number of words has changed – their meaning has been broadened or narrowed (for example, for modern people the most important meaning of the noun “current” is not the historically original one, i.e., the movement of water, the direction in which a river flows, but meanings given to the word much later, such as electric current). Many borrowings from other languages have been adopted by the Polish language. A large part of these borrowings remain in the language permanently; others are merely “fashionable” ephemera for a short time. Vocabulary is the “part” of language that undergoes the greatest and fastest changes. Of course, the grammar we use and the spelling change as well.

During the workshop we will talk about:

  • new popular words,
  • borrowings,
  • word-for-word translations.

The meeting will be hosted by Ms Olga Marek-Kostrzewska, a Polish language teacher at the Lingua Polonica school, and a marketing and PR specialist by profession. She built her experience working for companies such as Benefit Systems and at numerous marketing conferences.

The meeting will be held in Polish.

To confirm your participation, please contact:

Timea Balajcza, spotkania@balajcza.pl
tel.: +48 601 913 446

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