This book explores the dynamics of the linguistic landscape as a site of conflict, exclusion, and dissent. It focuses on socio-historical, economic, political and ideological issues, such as reflected in mass protest demonstrations, to forge links between landscape, identity, social justice and power.
About the Author
Selim Ben Said, Chinese University of Hong Kong Carmen Cáceda, Western Oregon University, USA Melissa L. Curtin, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA Patricia Giménez Eguíbar, Western Oregon University, USA David I. Hanauer, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, USA Luanga A. Kasanga, University of Bahrain Hayat Messekher, Ecole Normale Supérieure de Bouzaréah, Algeria Sebastian Muth, University of Fribourg, Switzerland Rani Rubdy, National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore Corinne Seals, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand Mark Sebba, Lancaster University, UK Sonia Shiri, University of Arizona, USA Mei Shan Tan, National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore Jo Thistlethwaite, Lancaster University, UK Rob Troyer, Western Oregon University, USA Ruanni Tupas, National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore Lionel Wee, National University of Singapore
Table of Contents
1. Conflict and Exclusion: Linguistic Landscape as an Arena of Contestation; Rani Rubdy PART I: CONFLICT AND EXCLUSION 2. The Passive Exclusion of Irish in the Linguistic Landscape: A Nexus Analysis; Jo Thistlethwaite and Mark Sebba3. Unseen Spanish in Small-town America: A Minority Language in the Linguistic Landscape; Robert A. Troyer, Carmen Cáceda and Patricia Gimenez Eguíbar4. Language Removal, Commodification and the Negotiation of Cultural Identity in Nagorno-Karabakh; Sebastian Muth5. Negotiating Differential Belonging Via the Linguistic Landscape of Taipei; Melissa L. Curtin6. Semiotic Landscape, Code Choice, and Exclusion; Luanga A.Kasanga 7. Linguistic Landscape and Exclusion: An Examination of Language Representation in Disaster Signage in Japan; Mei Shan Tan and Selim Ben Said8. 'My Way of Speaking, Appearance, All of Myself has to Change': A Story of Inclusion and Exclusion in an Unequal Learning Space; Ruanni Tupas9. Mobilizing Affect in the Cyber-linguistic Landscape: The R-word Campaign; Lionel WeePART II: DISSENT AND PROTEST10. Occupy Baltimore: A Linguistic Landscape Analysis of Participatory Social Contestation in an American City; David I. Hanauer11. Overcoming Erasure: Reappropriation of Space in the Linguistic Landscape of Mass-scale Protests; Corinne A. Seals12. Co-constructing Dissent in the Transient Linguistic Landscape: Multilingual Protest Signs of the Tunisian Revolution; Sonia Shiri13. A Linguistic Landscape Analysis of the Sociopolitical Demonstrations of Algiers: A Politicized Landscape; Hayat Messekher14. A Multimodal Analysis of the Graffiti Commemorating the 26/11 Mumbai Terror Attacks: Constructing Self-understandings of a Senseless Violence; Rani Rubdy