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Trudne powroty do polszczyzny. Uwagi o przyczynach problemów językowych dzieci z polskich rodzin reemigranckich
Difficult Return to the Polish Language. On the Reasons for Language Issues of Children from Polish Reimmigrant Families

Author(s): Małgorzata Gębka-Wolak
Subject(s): Language studies, Language and Literature Studies, Theoretical Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Western Slavic Languages, Migration Studies
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Summary/Abstract: The article collects and organizes information concerning the fundamental reasons for language difficulties in children coming from Polish families returning from emigration after several years. The factors preventing children from reimmigrant families from acquiring full language competences have been divided into systemic and individual. This division accounts for the criterion of the scope of the factor and the possibility of prognosis regarding its force. In the analysis proper, the author focuses on systemic factors which have been further divided into intralingual and extralingual. The intralingual factors are connected with the fact of acquiring language in a multilingual environment and the change of status of the Polish language from inherited language to first language. On the other hand, the extralingual factors include the Polonia and Polish education systems. Towards the end, the author enumerates steps to be undertaken in order to more effectively support the language education of children from reimmigrant families.

  • Page Range: 123-138
  • Page Count: 16
  • Publication Year: 2018
  • Language: Polish