SYNTACTIC AND SEMANTIC PROPERTIES OF REPORTING PREDICATES ('OGLOSIC, OBWIESCIC, ZAWIADOMIC')
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The aim of this article is to characterise the syntactic and semantic properties of three reporting predicates: 'oglosic' (announce), obwiescic' (notify), and 'zawiadomic' (inform). The analysis comprises syntactic constructions in which the predicates are used to perform the speech act of reporting information.The article discusses two kinds of structure with 'oglosic': 'ktos oglosil komus cos/(to), ze S' (someone has informed someone about something/that S), one construction with 'obwiescic': 'ktos obwiescil komus cos/(to/o tym) ze S' (someone has notified someone about something/that S), and one construction with 'zawiadomic': 'ktos zawiadomil kogos o czyms/(o tym) ze S' (someone has informed someone about something/that S). Based on the results of a semantic analysis, the author suggests preliminary explications of the meanings of the analyzed constructions.
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