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Dwujęzyczność polsko-obca w Polsce i poza jej granicami. Rozwój i perspektywy badań
Polish-foreign bilingualism in Poland and outside of it. Research development and perspectives

Author(s): Władysław T. Miodunka
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies
Published by: KSIĘGARNIA AKADEMICKA Sp. z o.o.
Keywords: bilingualism; multilingualism; Polish, language of national minority; language of ethnic minority; language of Polish community outside Poland; history of the Polish language

Summary/Abstract: The paper summarizes research on Polish-foreign bilingualism in Poland and outside of its borders. It takes various works into account, regardless of whether their authors place bilingualism in the centre of their research interests, or only mention it in the background of considerations on the use of Polish in the given national or ethnic minority. Apart from works on modern Polish-foreign bilingualism, the author discusses research into bi- and multilingualism in Polish linguistic history. Particular attention is given to the Polish-French bilingualism of Polish romantic authors of the 19th century. The final part of the paper reviews the methodology of research into bilingualism, especially those methods that extend beyond the analysis of linguistic contacts, and combine research into bilingualism with cultural, anthropological and humanistic linguistics. The paper closes with remarks on the perspectives of research on bi- and multilingualism in Poland.

  • Issue Year: 2014
  • Issue No: 17
  • Page Range: 199-226
  • Page Count: 28
  • Language: Polish