The area of activity

The Committee of Linguistics constitutes a significant representation of a community of several thousands of scholars who study ethnic languages. In the past 60 years the members of the committee have studied various languages (Slavic languages, Romance languages, English, Germanic languages, Oriental languages), and conducted serious fundamental research into particular natural and artificial languages (both empirical and theoretical studies: descriptive, comparative, contrastive and confrontative, either in the synchronic or diachronic perspective).

For many years, the Committee has attracted academics who are recognised in the whole world as they belong to the executive boards of international scientific organisations, such as the International Committee of Slavists, the Commission of Ethnolinguistics at the International Committee of Slavists, and the Commission of Slavic Onomastics at the International Committee of Slavists. Apart from the commissions of the International Committee of Slavists, the members of the Committee of Linguistics belong also to such organisations as Societas Linguistica Europea, the International Pragmatics Association, the International Association for Semiotics Studies, the Royal Scientific Association of Goeteborg, the Czech Linguistic Association, and the European Federation of National Institutions for Language.

The role of the Committee is to inspire research, give opinions, advise, and provide expertise. It contributes to development of linguistics and to issues of social significance, such as supporting the projects of the National Corpus of the Polish Language and the Great Dictionary of Polish.

The Committee of Linguistics applies for Kazimierz Nitsch's Award, gives opinions on the candidates to the Polish Academy of Sciences, and rewards outstanding researchers with certificates of honour. Additionally, the Committee provides opinions on the applications for the Prime Minister's Award and assesses linguistic journals.