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From the dialect map to the concept of borderland speech: remarks on research carried out in Polish-German borderlands

Od dialektologické mapy ke koncepci pomezní řeči.: Úvahy na základě výzkumu na polsko-německém pomezí

The author presents theoretical and practical problems related to research on linguistic diversity in the Lubuski region situated in the historic German-Polish borderland which up to 1945 belonged to Germany. After World War II, almost all of the population was replaced. Only few autochtons remained, and the area was repopulated with ethnically diverse groups of forced settlers from territories in…