By Piotr Romanowski
This book provides an unprecedented insight in the lives of Polish Australian immigrant families who strive to maintain their heritage language. In order to avoid the language shift, the Polish community established Saturday schools where the Polish language and culture are taught extensively. By focusing on the example of the Polish diaspora in Melbourne, the book covers the topics of Family Language Policy from its inception, as well as language socialization and maintenance, heritage languages and bilingual development. The themes concerning immigration and the context and history of Polish migration to Australia have also been delineated. The second part of the monograph unveils the multifaceted nature of research into FLP conducted over the span of five years.