AThe article offers a description of the language and structure of obituaries, as the most uncommon texts among linguistic announcements of this kind. The research is based on obituaries from 'Gazeta Wyborcza' and the Wielkopolski regional addition to this newspaper from 1st January till 31st December 2002. The analyzed obituaries are an attempt to talk about the dead, death and its results in an unconventional way. The texts prove high flexibility of the form and contents of the contemporary press obituary.
Financed by the National Centre for Research and Development under grant No. SP/I/1/77065/10 by the strategic scientific research and experimental development program:
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