The influence of language and religion on maintain and development sense of identity of the German minority in Poland Cover Image

Wpływ języka i religii na podtrzymywanie i rozwijanie poczucia tożsamości mniejszości niemieckiej w Polsce
The influence of language and religion on maintain and development sense of identity of the German minority in Poland

Author(s): Paweł Popieliński
Subject(s): Language studies, State/Government and Education, Transformation Period (1990 - 2010), Ethnic Minorities Studies, Identity of Collectives
Published by: Wydawnictwo Naukowe Akademii im. Jakuba z Paradyża
Keywords: language; religion; identity; German national minority in Poland; education system; (Polish-German) bilingual names of built-up areas;

Summary/Abstract: In the article the author presents specific of the German minority in Poland after 1989, shows the issues concerning the national and ethnic identity of the German minority members in Poland. The author ponders on it, what influence on sense of belonging to the German nation of the present German minority members, especially how is the influence of language and religion on maintain and development sense of identity of the German minority members. First of all he focuses on the description of the facts concerning education system for children and youth from the German minority in Poland and religion life of (the catholic and evangelical faithful) this minority members. In the context of the discuss issues the author mentions too role of mass media of the German minority in Poland and introduction bilingual names of built-up areas.

  • Issue Year: 12/2015
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 133-148
  • Page Count: 16
  • Language: Polish