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Sfera linguakultury jako niezbędny element integracji
The lingua-cultural sphere as an essential element of integration

Author(s): Wioletta Hajduk-Gawron
Subject(s): Applied Linguistics
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Keywords: lingua-culture; inclusion; integration; Polish language glottodidactics; students with migration experience

Summary/Abstract: The paper addresses the aspect of lingua-culture and its role in teaching Polish among students with migration experiences at a Polish school. Polish as the language of school education serves as a tool used in the process of learning about the world, but it is also a guarantee of efficient social integration. Moving smoothly within the lingua-cultural sphere (deciphering cultural codes hidden in the language) in the case of users of the language who come from a different linguistic and cultural background enables free communication as well as a sense of connection with the host environment. The author supports this proposition with theoretical interpretations (Edward Sapir’s and Claire Kramsch’s views) as well as with practical experience of a foreign language teacher, using the example of selected literary texts (the work of Grzegorz Kasdepke).

  • Issue Year: 24/2019
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 247-258
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: Polish