Polish-French Bilingualism and Bicultural Identity: CrossCultural Studies on Immigrants in France and Belgium, and French Language Students in Poland

Łukasz Kmiotek , Joanna Kwiatkowska , Paweł Boski


In the present study, the authors applied the Cultural Values and Script Questionnaire, together with language measures (bidirectional translation, listening comprehension tasks), to explore the relationship between Polish-French bilinguality and bicultural identity among Polish migrants in France and Belgium and students learning French at a Polish University. We hypothesized that the Francophone acculturative context will lead to (i) integrated bicultural identity, as well as (ii) a balanced bilingual profile. Thirdly, we assumed there is a link between an individual’s bicultural identity and his or her bilinguality. The data partially confirm the two first hypotheses. An unexpected contrast effect revealed that students in Poland identify more strongly with French cultural values than with Polish values
Author Łukasz Kmiotek (Wydział Psychologii)
Łukasz Kmiotek,,
- Wydział Psychologii
, Joanna Kwiatkowska
Joanna Kwiatkowska,,
, Paweł Boski (Wydział Psychologii)
Paweł Boski,,
- Wydział Psychologii
Publication size in sheets0.7
Book Karasawa Minoru, Yuki, Masaki, Ishii Keiko, Uchida Yukiko, Sato Kosuke, Friedlmeier Wolfgang (eds.): Venture into Cross-Cultural Psychology, 2018, IACCP PROCEEDINGS, ISBN 978-0-620-60283-9, 266 p.
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Keywords in Englishbicultural identity, language, values, Polish, French, acculturation
URL https://scholarworks.gvsu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1001&context=iaccp_proceedings
Languageen angielski
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