The names of Upper Silesia and Zaglebie dwellers from the sociolinguistic perspective
This article presents names of Upper Silesia and Zaglebie dwellers within the space of four generations (from 1925 to 2003). These names were shown from the historical and cultural perspective for both specific regions, which although being one administrative unit, have strong sense of identity. This article attempts to answer if and to what extend historic, social and cultural factors, shaping the mentality of both regions dwellers, affected the process of naming? Is this antroponimic factor supporting especially nowadays to maintain the identity of both discussed regions?