HOW DOES THE CAPITAL OF POLAND FUNCTION? - OR AN ANALYSIS OF GRAMMATICAL MISTAKES IN THE STATUTE OF THE CITY OF WARSAW (Na jakich zasadach funkcjonuje stolica Polski? - czyli analiza bledow gramatycznych w Statucie miasta stolecznego Warszawy)
The aim of the article is a normative linguistic analysis of the text of the Statute of the City of Warsaw. The author deals with grammatical mistakes in the legislative act. Apparently, there are hardly any inflectional mistakes, while syntactic ones are predominant, particularly those in word order. He explains the reasons for this phenomenon. The author gives examples of sentences including mistakes in syntactic relations of agreement and government, resulting from the wrong usage of functional words or participles. While describing the mistakes in word order he focuses on adverbial phrases which break syntactically connected words, qualifiers and objects. He also analyses examples of single, compound and complex sentences of some chaotic structure.
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