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Article


Title

Self-reported communicative distance between Polish and English in formal and informal situational contexts

Authors

[ 1 ] Wydział Zarządzania i Dowodzenia, Akademia Sztuki Wojennej | [ P ] employee

Scientific discipline (Law 2.0)

[5.3] Security studies

Year of publication

2020

Published in

Poznan Studies in Contemporary Linguistics

Journal year: 2020 | Journal volume: vol. 56 | Journal number: iss. 4

Article type

scientific article

Publication language

english

Keywords
EN
  • Communicative distance
  • Interpersonal communication
  • Information processing
  • Cognition
PL
  • Język polski
  • Język angielski
  • Komunikacja werbalna
  • Komunikacja społeczna
  • Przetwarzanie informacji
Abstract

EN This study explores the issue of communicative distance between Polish and English; its perception and conceptualization, as a function of self-reflection, are related to in-dividual, socio-cultural and environmental, as well as linguistic factors. The aim of the article is to prove that the communicative distance is different while speaking Polish (L1) and English (L2). It was assumed that on the basis of an interlocutor’s self-re-ported observation and evaluation of verbal and nonverbal cues, it is possible to prove the existence of communicative distance. The research results revealed that in formal English conversations, distance was perceived as shorter than in formal Polish conver-sations, but in informal conversations, there were no significant differences. Due to gradual language development and absorption of English words into Polish, the study relies on a retrospective data analysis to find out the possible changes in communica-tive distance perception. The data was retrieved from a series of two surveys conducted in 2008 (n = 150) and 2016 (n = 150) among Poles who use English as a second language.

Pages (from - to)

605 - 628

DOI

10.1515/psicl-2020-0020

URL

https://www.degruyter.com/journal/key/PSICL/html

Comments

Grant Badawczy MON (Project under the Ministry of National Defence Republic of Poland Program - Research Grant). Impact Factor czasopisma wynosi: 0.163

License type

CC BY (attribution alone)

Points of MNiSW / journal

70.0

Points of MNiSW / journal in years 2017-2021

70.0

Impact Factor

0.386