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National life of Hungarians in the Slovakia (cultural and lingual aspect)

Národnostný život Maďarov na Slovensku (kultúrno-jazykový aspekt)


Mária Homišinová, Spoločenskovedný ústav SAV,

ISSN: 1335-3608


The main purpose of this paper is analysis of cultural and language problems of the Hungarian minority members living in Slovakia. This question will be analysed with regard to their own personal perception, evaluation and consideration of these indicators as important factors for preservation of ethnical identity and for future development of it. We will utilize relevant results of empirical findings obtained from the “modern” investigations in terrain, which were performed by the Institute of Social Sciences, Slovak Academy of Sciences (SVÚ SAV) in the framework of the Hungarian minority after the year 1989. There was monitored situation in the above-mentioned areas and, in this way, it was investigated orientation of views of individual recipients or participants of culture, as well as users of Hungarian/mother language. In this study we will present briefly also a topical situation of Hungarian minority culture through characteristics of regenerated or newly created institutional cultural base after the change of political regime in Slovakia.

Bibliographic information

HOMIŠINOVÁ, Mária. National life of Hungarians in the Slovakia (cultural and lingual aspect). Individual and Society, 2008, Vol. 11, Nr. 4.

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