Linguistic Landscape in the City


This book focuses on linguistic landscapes in present-day urban settings. In a wide-ranging collection of studies of major world cities, the authors investigate both the forces that shape linguistic landscape and the impact of the linguistic landscape on the wider social and cultural reality.
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This book focuses on linguistic landscapes in present-day urban settings. In a wide-ranging collection of studies of major world cities, the authors investigate both the forces that shape linguistic landscape and the impact of the linguistic landscape on the wider social and cultural reality.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781847692979
  • Publisher: Channel View Publications Ltd
  • Publication date: 8/15/2010
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 1,289,669
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Elana Shohamy is a professor and chair of the language education program at the School of Education, Tel Aviv University, where she teaches, researches and writes about multiple issues relating to multilingualism: language policy, language testing and language in the public space.
Eliezer Ben-Rafael, is Professor Emeritus of Sociology and held the Weinberg Chair of Political sociology, at Tel-Aviv University. He is Past President of the International Institute of Sociology. He has published in the area of transnationalism, the comparative study of modernities, identity and culture.
Monica Barni is an associate professor in Educational Linguistics at the Università per Stranieri, Siena . Her research focuses on language policy in education, specifically in relation to immigrants, and in plurilingual societies. She has published on the impact of national and European language policies and about plurilingualism and linguistic contact in Italy.
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Table of Contents



Part 1: Linguistic Landscape Multilingualisms Monica Barni Barni, Monica

1 Linguistic Landscape and Language Vitality Monica Barni Barni, Monica 3

2 Language and Inter-language in Urban Irish and Japanese Linguistic Landscapes Carla Bagna Bagna, Carla 19

3 'The Holy Ark in the Street': Sacred and Secular Painting of Utility Boxes in the Public Domain in a Small Israeli Town Esther Ni Dhonnacha Dhonnacha, Esther Ni 37

Part 2: Top-down, Power and Reactions Yael Guilat Guilat, Yael

4 Decorating the City of Tel Aviv-Jaffa for its Centennial: Complementary Narratives via Linguistic Landscape Yael Guilat Guilat, Yael 57

5 Bloemfontein/Mangaung, 'City on the Move'. Language Management and Transformation of a Non-representative Linguistic Landscape Elana Shohamy Shohamy, Elana 74

6 Chinese on the Side: The Marginalization of Chinese in the Linguistic and Social Landscapes of Chinatown in Washington, DC Theodorus du Plessis Plessis, Theodorus du 96

7 Linguistic Landscape under Strict State Language Policy: Reversing the Soviet Legacy in a Regional Centre in Latvia Jia Jackie Lou Jia, Jackie Lou 115

8 Linguistic Landscape of Kyiv, Ukraine: A Diachronic Study Heiko F. Marten Marten, Heiko F. 133

Part 3: Benefits of Linguistic Landscape Aneta Pavlenko Pavlenko, Aneta

9 Life in the Garden of Eden: The Naming and Imagery of Residential Hong Kong Aneta Pavlenko Pavlenko, Aneta 153

10 Selling the City: Language, Ethnicity and Commodified Space Simone Yeung Yeung, Simone 182

11 Showing Seeing in the Korean Linguistic Cityscape Gabriella Modan Modan, Gabriella 199

Part 4: Perceptions of Passers-by David Malinowski Malinowski, David

12 Multilingual Cityscapes: Perceptions and Preferences of the Inhabitants of the City of Donostia-San Sebastian David Malinowski Malinowski, David 219

13 Linguistic Landscape in Mixed Cities in Israel from the Perspective of 'Walkers': The Case of Arabic Durk Gorter Gorter, Durk 235

14 Responses to the Linguistic Landscape in Memphis, Tennessee: An Urban Space in Transition Nira Trumper-Hecht Trumper-Hecht, Nira 252

Part 5: Multiculturalism in Linguistic Landscape Rebecca Todd Garvin Garvin, Rebecca Todd

15 Linguistic Landscape and Language Diversity in Strasbourg: The 'Quartier Gare' Rebecca Todd Garvin Garvin, Rebecca Todd 275

16 Marking France's Public Space: Empirical Surveys on Regional Heritage Languages in Two Provincial Cities Christine Hb1slot Hb1slot, Christine 292

17 Linguistic Landscape as Multi-layered Representation: Suburban Asian Communities in the Valley of the Sun Robert J. Blackwood Blackwood, Robert J. 307

18 Diaspora and Returning Diaspora: French-Hebrew and Vice-Versa Terrence G. Wiley Wiley, Terrence G. 326

Epilogue Miriam Ben-Rafael Ben-Rafael, Miriam 344

Index Miriam Ben-Rafael Ben-Rafael, Miriam 347

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