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Journal

Lud

2014 | 98 | 253-276
Article title

Młodzi Kaszubi i język – dylematy mikropolityki językowej

Title variants
EN
YOUNG KASHUBS AND THEIR LANGUAGE – DILEMMAS OF LANGUAGE MICROPOLITICS
Languages of publication
PL
Abstracts
EN
The article is based on participatory observation and semi-structured interviews conducted in 2012 with young Kashubs (aged 16-25). The research carried out has combined a cultural (anthropological) and a sociolinguistic viewpoints. The language policy not only concerns important bottom-down acts and laws established by the state and by minority activists, but is also based on people’s everyday practices, such as their choice of language. This is why activists responsible for the minority language policy should make use of the ethnographic methodology which would make the minority members the subject of the research. Their experiences related with using the minority language, attitudes toward their language and culture can be an important component and indicator for policy decision-makers. This article presents the statements of young Kashubs referring to their culture and language, difficult experiences related to the prohibition of speaking Kashubian, and the language shift which emerged with the coming into force of the Act on National and Ethnic Minorities and the Regional Language. The teaching of the Kashubian language in schools is one of the most important achievements of the language policy – although, in the opinion of young people, it is a challenge. Young Kashubs tell about the decisions they took concerning their language and what motivated them to use the language of their ancestors. They speak about their attitude towards the Kashubian culture and its stereotypical, folkloristic image.
Journal
Lud
Year
Volume
98
Pages
253-276
Physical description
Dates
published
2014
Contributors
  • Instytut Slawistyki PAN
References
Document Type
Publication order reference
Identifiers
ISSN
0076-1435
YADDA identifier
bwmeta1.element.desklight-570fabea-bf18-4a59-af42-d0fe8ed85d25
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