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ERIC Number: EJ1113898
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2332-3205
German-Polish Borderscapes: Bordering and Debordering of Communication--An Example of Slubice
Janczak, Barbara Alicja
Universal Journal of Educational Research, v4 n9 p2024-2031 2016
Due to the fact that Germany and Poland are both members of the Schengen Treaty, the role of the political borders between these two states has been reduced to a minimum. On account of the four freedoms, debordering processes have enabled the creation of borderscapes--places of transition, where time and space interact and where cultures and languages underline a cross-border hybridization. The aim of this paper is to present the linguistic behavior and communication strategies of Polish inhabitants on the German-Polish borderland. It presents the partial results of the research project which is being conducted on the Polish side of the German-Polish border. The analysis is focused on the communication strategies of the inhabitants of German-Polish borderscapes (on the example of Slubice inhabitants) and aims at answering the question about bordering (with reference to language choice and use) or debordering of communication as an everyday practice in German-Polish communication.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Germany; Poland
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