Colour and ideology: the word for red in the Polish press, 1945-1954

Danuta Stanulewicz , Adam Pawłowski


The use of the Polish term for red, czerwony, was investigated in the press released in the period 1945–1954. The data have been extracted from ChronoPress: Chronologiczny Korpus Polskich Tekstów Prasowych (1945–1954), a corpus of Polish newspapers and magazines. At the time of writing this chapter, the number of occurrences of czerwony (and related words) in the corpus amounts to 3,688. The uses of czerwony are examined in the historical context of the new political system, Communism, introduced into Poland after World War II. Our analysis reveals that ideologized czerwony dominates in ChronoPress texts.
Author Danuta Stanulewicz (FL/IEAS)
Danuta Stanulewicz,,
- Institute of English and American Studies
, Adam Pawłowski
Adam Pawłowski,,
Pages 241-267
Publication size in sheets1.40
Book MacDonald Lindsay W. , Biggam Carole P., Paramei Galina V. (eds.): Progress in colour studies: cognition, language and beyond, 2018, John Benjamins Publishing Company, ISBN 978-9027-20-104-1, 490 p., DOI:10.1075/z.217
Keywords in EnglishCommunism, ideology, Polish press, red
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)75
Score correctionScore increased (at least one author (N) declares Humanities, Social sciences or Theological science)
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ScoreMinisterial score = 75.0, 28-01-2020, MonographChapterAuthor
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