Minority Languages in the Linguistic Landscape

Hardcover | January 15, 2012

EditorDurk Gorter, Luk Van Mensel, Heiko F. Marten

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Providing an innovative approach to the written displays of minority languages in public space this volume explores minority language situations through the lens of linguistic landscape research. Based on very tangible data it explores the "same old issues" of language contact and language conflict in new ways.

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Providing an innovative approach to the written displays of minority languages in public space this volume explores minority language situations through the lens of linguistic landscape research. Based on very tangible data it explores the "same old issues" of language contact and language conflict in new ways.

DURK GORTER is Ikerbasque research professor at the University of the Basque Country, Spain. He researches on multilingualism, European minority languages and linguistic landscapes and has published numerous books and articles on those themes. HEIKO F. MARTEN is Researcher and lecturer in linguistics at Tallinn University, Estonia. He...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:352 pages, 9.68 × 5.67 × 1.08 inPublished:January 15, 2012Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230272444

ISBN - 13:9780230272446

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Table of Contents

List of Contributors
Overview Map of Cases Discussed in this Book
Studying Minority Languages in the Linguistic Landscape; H.F.Marten, L.Van Mensel& D.Gorter
PART I: LANGUAGE IDEOLOGIES AND LINGUISTIC LANDSCAPE
'Latgalian is not a Language': Linguistic Landscapes in Eastern Latvia and how they Reflect Centralist Attitudes; H.F.Marten
Transgression as the Norm: Russian in Linguistic Landscape of Kyiv, Ukraine; A.Pavlenko
Minority Semiotic Landscapes: An Ideological Minefield?; M.Hornsby& D.Vigers
Language Ideological Debates in the Linguistic Landscape of an Irish Tourist Town; M.Moriarty
Linguistic Landscape as a Tool for Interpreting Language Vitality: Arabic as a 'Minority' Language in Israel; E.Shohamy& M.A.Ghazaleh-Mahajneh
PART II: LINGUISTIC LANDSCAPE AND LANGUAGE POLICY
Policies vs. Non-policies: Analysing Regional Languages and the National Standard in the Linguistic Landscape of French and Italian Mediterranean Cities; R.Blackwood& S.Tufi
Two-way Traffic: How Linguistic Landscapes Reflect and Influence the Politics of Language; G.Puzey
The Revitalization of Basque and the Linguistic Landscape of Donostia-San Sebastián; D.Gorter, J.Aiestaran& J.Cenoz
All is Quiet on the Eastern Front? Language Contact along the French-German Language Border in Belgium; L.Van Mensel& J.Darquennes
PART III: THE DISTRIBUTIVE APPROACH TO LINGUISTIC LANDSCAPE
The Linguistic Landscape of Three Streets in Barcelona: Patterns of Language Visibility in Public Space; E.Long& L.Comajoan
The Linguistic Landscapes of Chisinau and Vilnius: Linguistic Landscape and the Representation of Minority Languages in Two Post-Soviet Capitals; S.Muth
Multilingual Societies Versus Monolingual States: the Linguistic Landscapes in Italy and Brunei Darussalam; P.Coluzzi
Using Linguistic Landscape to Examine the Visibility of Sámi Languages in the North Calotte; H.Salo
PART IV: FRESH PERSPECTIVES ON LINGUISTIC LANDSCAPE
Discourse Coalitions For and Against Minority Languages on Signs: Linguistic Landscape as a Social Issue; E.Szabó-Gilinger, M.Sloboda, L.Šimicic& D.Vigers
The Linguistic Landscape of Educational Spaces: Language Revitalization and Schools in Southeastern Estonia; K.D.Brown
The Material Culture of Multilingualism; L.Aronin& M.ó Laoire
Minority Languages through the Lens of the Linguistic Landscape; L.Van Mensel, H.F.Marten& D.Gorter
Index