Poland, Słubice / Frankfurt (Oder)

Language in Transition? Polish from Late State Socialism until Now

when 6 June 2016 - 15 July 2016
language English
duration 6 weeks
credits 9 ECTS

The late twentieth and early twenty first centuries are times of vivid changes in Poland. We see not only political but also economic and cultural transformation. What about the language? Did all these changes influence the way Poles speak and write? Are there any differences between the Polish used in the Polish People’s Republic (PRL) and in the Polish Third Republic? There was no language revolution or re-standardization, but did it really remain unchanged? We will try to answer these questions together. In more general terms we will talk about the concept of a language as a constantly evolving organism. We will discuss factors triggering those changes and effect that they have on the language.

Course leader

Małgorzata Szajbel-Keck, Ph.D.

Target group

Academically driven graduate and advanced undergraduate students

Credits info

6/8/9 ECTS

Fee info

EUR 0: There is no tuition fee. Accommodation is also provided free of charge.