• No. 1(4) (2021)

    Language is the main and only object of scientific interest of linguists and according to Rudy Keller's definition, the unplanned result of purposeful human actions. Therefore, we invite you to join the discussion of current linguistic problems in a purposeful way and, perhaps, unplanned, to get an accurate answer to some long-standing linguistic question.

  • No. 2(3) (2020)

    According to G. Guillaume's already
    textbook expression, the aspect is the «temps
    impliqué», inner operative time of the action. In my
    opinion, the time in which we now find ourselves
    can be called the «inner time» of the action. After
    all, each of us is acting, but each in his own
    forcedly enclosed world, acting separately from
    the others. Yet all of us together feel physically
    alone, such that we are forced to confront external
    circumstances and inner fears alone, separated from
    the usual joys of scientific and just human
    interaction, traveling, live discussions, real rather
    than «online» meetings with fellow beings. It feels
    as if the only time we actually have at our disposal
    right now is inner time.
    It is a symbolic, but an entire issue of our
    journal is devoted precisely to Its Majesty – the inner time of action, the Verbal
    Aspect in Slavic languages.
    This strange category, which young children – speakers of Slavic languages –
    learn and use perfectly well from almost the age of two, while speakers of «nonaspect» languages often struggle all their lives to master.
    This incredibly complex category, to which scientists from various countries
    devote enormous conferences, monographs, and a whole professional career.
    This mysterious category, which we still haven't been able to unravel
    to the end...
    Without claiming to have definitive answers, we hope for a committed
    reading and interest, as the contributors in this issue are aspect scientists, theorists
    and practitioners from Germany, Poland, the United States, Austria, Russia
    and Ukraine. We invite you to join the discussion on the pages of our new issue!