Bilingualism in Poland and abroad
SINCE THE MID-20TH CENTURY, THE PHENOMENA OF BILINGUALISM AND LANGUAGE CONTACT HAVE BEEN THE SUBJECT OF LIVELY DISCUSSIONS AMONG LINGUISTS. THIS AREA OF RESEARCH HAS ALSO BEEN WIDELY DISCUSSED IN RELATION TO POLISH BILINGUALISM BOTH IN POLAND AND ABROAD.
Recently, the development of research in this field is connected to the increase in the number of bilingual Polish families, which in turn is a consequence of Poland’s accession to the EU in 2004 and the revival of migration processes. Currently, families with bilingual experience live abroad or migrate back to Poland. More and more researchers are investigating related issues in different linguistic and social environments, where Polish is one of the languages involved in the act of communication.
In response to the growing interest in the problems of Polish bilingualism in Poland and abroad, we invited both researchers and teachers, representing various fields and working with bilingual people, to an international conference organised by the Institutes of Polish and Romance Philology of the University of Wrocław. The event provided an opportunity for discussion, exchange of insights, research results and presentation of practical solutions for educational programmes in the context of various aspects of Polish bilingualism.
The International Conference Bilingualism in Poland and Abroad took place on 24-25 May 2019. At the Institute of Polish Philology in the heart of Wrocław. It was attended by researchers from different areas of knowledge, and the papers presented addressed the following topics related to Polish bilingualism in Poland and abroad:
- Polish as an inherited language
- Language acquisition in bilingual children in Poland and abroad
- Linguistics of contact (code-switching, interference, borrowing, etc.
- Linguistic image of the world of bilingual people
- Psychological aspects of bilingualism
- Cognitive research on bilingualism
- Social-cultural aspects of bilingualism
- Logopaedics at work with bilingual children
- Language of Polish migrants