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Language and identity in a transnational context: a sociophonetic study of the Polish of a group of migrants living in the UK

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This thesis examines the process of identity formation among a group of 30 young Polish adults who moved to the UK to study and stayed to work. By examining the speakers' self-representations aided by observations from the fieldwork, two distinct sociocultural identities emerge: Polish Poles, who express nationally Polish identities, maintain Polish culture and language as well as orient themselves towards Poland and the Polish diaspora community, and Polish Cosmopolitans, who reject the c...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Linguistics Philology and Phonetics Faculty
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
New College
Role:
Supervisor
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
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Deposit date:
2017-01-26

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