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Linguistic Landscapes, Multilingualism and Social Change

by Christine Hélot (Volume editor) Monica Barni (Volume editor) Rudi Janssens (Volume editor) Carla Bagna (Volume editor)
Edited Collection 348 Pages

Summary

The study of linguistic landscapes, the analysis and interpretation of the relationships between languages and spaces, is a blooming field in current sociolinguistics. In all their diversity, linguistic landscapes can be seen as the linguistic mirror of the dynamics of our globalised society. This book offers a selection of the best presentations given at the 3rd International Linguistic Landscape Workshop, which took place at the University of Strasbourg in May 2010. The various contributions offer new perspectives on the mapping of multilingualism in different social contexts, and analyse how the linguistic landscape reflects social change. The book includes chapters in French and in English and provides a wide array of case studies dealing with language policy, political activism, art, advertising, religion, literacy, education and migration.

Details

Pages
348
ISBN (PDF)
9783653025767
ISBN (Hardcover)
9783631617168
Language
English
Publication date
2013 (January)
Tags
language of dissent Language Policy Language ideology globalised society
Published
Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2013. 348 pp., 71 b/w ill.

Biographical notes

Christine Hélot (Volume editor) Monica Barni (Volume editor) Rudi Janssens (Volume editor) Carla Bagna (Volume editor)

Christine Hélot is professor of English at the University of Strasbourg (IUFM Alsace), and a researcher in the field of sociolinguistics, bilingualism and educational linguistics. Monica Barni is professor in Educational Linguistics at the Università per Stranieri, Siena and researcher in the field of language policy in education, specifically in relation to immigrants, and in plurilingual societies. Rudi Janssens is a lecturer at the faculty of Literature and Philosophy at the VUB and senior researcher at the Brussels Information, Documentation and Research Centre (Brio). Carla Bagna is a Researcher in Educational Linguistics at the Università per Stranieri, Siena. She is also the director of the Language Centre of the University.

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