Germanists of Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań disenchant grammar

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Dr Violetta Frankowska and Dr Miłosz Woźniak, Germanists at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, are the authors of the book ‘Show your tongue. In a word about a word’. The publication, aimed mainly at children, brings the secrets of the Polish language closer in an intelligent and accessible way.

The publication is the Polish equivalent of the German booklet “Wer denkt sich die Wörter aus? Eine Wort-Schatz-Suche’, authored by researchers from Martin Luther University in Halle and Wittenberg.

“We liked the book and the idea behind it very much, the publication proved to be a small hit in Germany, so we decided to take up the challenge. We did this with the idea that the book would reach a wider audience and maybe one day be used in schools”, says Dr Frankowska.

The book may also be of interest to adults, as it not only reminds them of news about the language, but also allows them to learn something new, for example where place names such as Swornegacie or Niemyje-Ząbki originated from.

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