Archiwum autora: EwaMaslowska

Informacje o EwaMaslowska

I am a linguist facinating in discovering the world hiden behind the words. The linguistic image of the world shows the differences between languages. They are based on the culture. Differnet point of view gives the specific perspective. That is why we are not the same in interpreting the reality. We see the world through our cultural experience, habits and belives, which is mirrowed by the language. Each language presents it's own view of the world and it is facinating. Apart of my research I run a Polish language school for foreigners. It is a fun, inspiration and very intresting experience.

Polish language and culture in a nutshell – a lexicon of cultural connotation: C – Constitution

The 3 of May is a national holiday in Poland. It is a celebration of the anniversary of the proclamation of the constitution in 1791. It was the first constitution in Europe, the second one in the world – after … Czytaj dalej

Opublikowano Inne | 86 komentarzy

Polish language and culture in a nutshell – a lexicon of cultural connotatio: B – bocian

B – bocian  ‘stork’ Is a symbol of a spring, good luck  and prosperity for the cottage the bird  make their  nest on. That is why it was  considered a serious singe to spoil the nest or make a harm … Czytaj dalej

Opublikowano Polish in cultural context, Polish language, Polish Tradition | Otagowano , | 38 komentarzy

Polish language and culture in a nutshell – a lexicon of cultural connotation

A – alphabet In contrary to the most Slavic languages (East and South), Poland use the Latin alphabet – introduced together with Christianity in 966, when Polish prince Mieszko got married with a Czech princesses Dąbrawa. Receiving Christianity from the Czech … Czytaj dalej

Opublikowano Cultural diversity, Inne, Linguistic diversity, Polish Tradition | Otagowano , , , | 32 komentarzy

Cultural shock – fun or confusion?

Every foreigner living or working abroad is exposed to cultural shock.  Whether it will be a really painful experience, fun or just confusion depends on the individual’s ability to adapt to the new environment. Do you think you have ever been … Czytaj dalej

Opublikowano Cultural diversity, cultural shock, intercultural communication | Otagowano , , , | 220 komentarzy

Kissing Day – 28 December or 6 July?

A kiss is primarily an expression of love, but also reverence, submission, respect and well wishes. It is the oldest way of communication, body language, overgrown rich symbolism. Kiss in Polish ‘całować’ is  semantically associated with whole ‘cały’.  This means … Czytaj dalej

Opublikowano body language, Cultural diversity, intercultural communication, Linguistic diversity, non verbal communication, Polish Tradition | Otagowano , , , , , , , | 51 komentarzy

The mystery of Christmas Eve

Christmas The Mystery of Christmas Eve in Poland ‘Silent  night, Holy night, All is calm, All is bright…” The night of 24th to 25th December was celebrated long before Christ in all civilisations of the solar cult. The mystery of … Czytaj dalej

Opublikowano Cultural diversity, Polish Tradition | Otagowano , , | 111 komentarzy

Stereotypes lives in language

Stereotypes are the social product. In spite of being „politicly incorrect”, they exist and  mirrors all hidden emotions and attitudes towards others.  Also they discover  how the „others” are  evaluated. The comparison between ‚selfportrait’ and the pictures of the other … Czytaj dalej

Opublikowano Cultural diversity, Linguistic diversity | 45 komentarzy

Andrzejki – St Andrew’s Day celebration in Poland

St Andrew’s Day is a continuation of the ancient tradition of magical practices for telling the future, especially regarding love. As the custom was popular not only in Poland, but in Central and West Europe as well, it means that love, marriage are the crucial values for young people worldwide. Czytaj dalej

Opublikowano Polish Tradition | Otagowano , , , , | 136 komentarzy

Halloween and All Souls Day

All Souls Day on You Tube In spite of the differences of the celebration there is something in common  as it has been developed on the believes in the spiritual continuation of the life after a physical depth. In the … Czytaj dalej

Opublikowano Cultural diversity | Otagowano , , | 35 komentarzy

Linguistic diversity in Europe

The European Day of Languages was the celebration of linguistic diversity.  Why? As a first -  to remind  the  Europeans that  there are about  225 spoken indigenous languages in Europe. As a second – to make us aware that in … Czytaj dalej

Opublikowano Inne | Otagowano , , , , , | 201 komentarzy