The article is a kind of introduction to a synthesis of linguistic research on Polish emigrants' language in their various target countries. It aims to present a review of issues in the above mentioned area. The following questions have been described here: defining the subject of linguistic emigration research - Polish emigrants' dialect; types of sources used as a background for the analysis and description; the research capacity and methods applied to interpret linguistic phenomena, occurring in the described linguistic variation.
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