Beginning of the Polish scientific discourse – the language of works by Marcin Bielski and Stanisław Grzepski
The following features of the scientific discourse appearing in the 16th-century works are discussed in this article: objectivity, exactness, clarity, methodicality and intertextuality. These features can be observed in a selection of proper language units, and their frequency in Grzepski’s work is higher than the one in M. Bielski’s chronicle. Existence of these language units shows that in the 16th-century the Polish scientific language was different from the standard language. Examined sources: M. Bielski, Kronika tho iesth historya Swiátá. Księgi osme – O Polskim Krolestwie, Kraków 1564 and S. Grzepski, Geometria to jest miernicka nauka, Wrocław 1957 (original edition Kraków 1566).