SLOGANS AND WATCHWORDS USED IN THE PERIOD OF KOSCIUSZKO'S INSURRECTION (BASED ON JOURNALISTIC TEXTS) (Slogany i hasla uzywane w okresie powstania kosciuszkowskiego (poswiadczone w tekstach publicystycznych))
Among the linguistic means that strongly influenced the participants of Kosciuszko's Uprising in 1794, there were slogans and watchwords - structures conveying political content and usually emotionally expressive, which were propagated in the insurrectional press, leaflets and political brochures. Insurrectional watchwords embodied a guiding thought, such as the idea of liberation, freedom, independence, unity of the country, equality or brotherhood. Insurrectional slogans were aimed at a mass audience and essentially fulfilled an impressive-persuasive function. They exerted a powerful impact on the audience's standpoints: stimulating new thinking, inciting action and, many a time, igniting armed uprisings. The author gives an insightful analysis of two basic linguistic units: a) the standard insurrectional watchword in the form of a triad: Freedom - Unity - Independence; b) the standard battle slogan representing the parataxis formed according to the syntactic configuration ' p or q': Victory to Death. Slogans and some watchwords were used in the texts as self-contained syntactic units or segments built in the textual structure of a sentence.
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