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Danuta Stanulewicz & Małgorzata Smentek - The Kashubian language at school: Facts and attitudes
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Danuta Stanulewicz & Małgorzata Smentek
University of Gdańsk, Poland
The Kashubian language at school: Facts and attitudes
Abstract Kashubian, one of the West Slavic languages, is used by a community of people living on the coast of the Baltic Sea in the north of Poland. In 2005 the Polish Parliament recognized Kashubian as a regional language. In the most recent National Census of 2011, the number of people who declared they employed Kashubian at home amounted to 108,140. Kashubian was introduced as a school subject in 1991. In the school year 2014/2015, there were 18,000 students attending Kashubian classes in 430 schools: 14,490 students in 291 primary schools, 2,766 students in 112 junior secondary schools and 744 students in 27 senior secondary schools.
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