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2013 | 61 | 6: Językoznawstwo | 155-164

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Formy adresatywne w nagłówkach i formułach kończących listy Henryka Sienkiewicza do żon


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Expressions to the Addressees in Headlines and Ending Formulas in Henryk Sienkiewicz’s Letters to His Wives

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The article contains an analysis of linguistic and stylistic distinguishing marks of headlines and ending formulas in Henryk Sienkiewicz’s letters to his wives. Particularly, the main subject of this research are expressions to the addressees and other ways of addressing the receivers of this correspondence. The material excerpt covers over 600 letters written during almost 40 years. The dominant of the collected material is expressively characterised vocabulary and names. The most important expression indexes are e.g. diminutive vocabulary, neologisms comparative and superlative adjectives as well as metaphors, epithets and borrowed vocabulary. During the research some significant features of Henryk Sienkiewicz’s writing style and his preferences in the ways of addressing and describing his wives have been indicated.


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