Negotiating and Contesting Identities in Linguistic Landscapes (Advances in Sociolinguistics)

Negotiating and Contesting Identities in Linguistic Landscapes (Advances in Sociolinguistics)

By: Hirut Woldemariam (editor), Elizabeth Lanza (editor), Robert Blackwood (editor)Paperback

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This collection represents contemporary perspectives on important aspects of research into the language in the public space, known as the Linguistic Landscape (LL), with the focus on the negotiation and contestation of identities. From four continents, and examining vital issues across North America, Africa, Europe and Asia, scholars with notable experience in LL research are drawn together in this, the latest collection to be produced by core researchers in this field. Building on the growing published body of research into LL work, the fifteen data chapters test, challenge and advance this sub-field of sociolinguistics through their close examination of languages as they appear on the walls and in the public spaces of sites from South Korea to South Africa, from Italy to Israel, from Addis Ababa to Zanzibar. The geographic coverage is matched by the depth of engagement with developments in this burgeoning field of scholarship. As such, this volume is an up-to-date collection of research chapters, each of which addresses pertinent and important issues within their respective geographic spaces.

About Author

Robert Blackwood is Reader in French Sociolinguistics at University of Liverpool, UK Elizabeth Lanza is Professor of Linguistics at the University of Oslo and Director of the Center for Multilingualism in Society across the Lifespan (MultiLing) Hirut Woldemariam is Associate Professor at Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia.


PART I: POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC DIMENSIONS OF IDENTITY CONSTRUCTIONS IN THE LL 1. Turbulent linguistic landscapes and the semiotics of citizenship, Christopher Stroud 2. Street art as commercial discourse: commercialisation and a new typology of signs in the cityscapes of Chisinau and Minsk, Sebastian Muth 3. The Italian language in the Tanzanian LL: Between the Italian way of life and mass tourism, Francesca Gallina PART II: PROTEST AND CONTESTATION OF IDENTITIES IN THE LINGUISTIC LANDSCAPE 4. 1 March - `A day without immigrants': The urban linguistic landscape and the immigrants' protest, Monica Barni and Carla Bagna 5. The discourse of protest: Frames of identity, intertextuality, and interdiscursivity, Selim Ben Said and Kasanga A. Luanga 6. Linguistic Landscape of social protests: Moving from `open' to `institutional' spaces, Shoshi Waksman and Elana Shohamy PART III: NEGOTIATING REGIONAL AND NATIONAL IDENTITIES 7. Constructing the self in contested spaces: The case of Slovenian-speaking minorities in the area of Trieste, Stefania Tufi 8. Absence from the linguistic landscape as de facto language policy: The case of two local languages in Southern Ethiopia, Binyam Sisay Mendisu, David Malinowski, and Endashaw Woldemichael 9. Harari linguistic identity in the LL: creation, legitimization, and omission in the city of Harar, Ethiopia, Moges' Yigezu and Robert Blackwood PART IV: NEGOTIATING COLLECTIVE IDENTITIES 10. Expanding the linguistic landscape scenery? Action theory and `Linguistic Soundscaping', Ruth Pappenhagen, Claudio Scarvaglieri and Angelika Redder 11. Redefining the public space as a semiotic resource through Institutional Art events: the Bat Yam Biennale of Landscape Urbanism as a LL case study, Yael Guilat 12. Semiotic and Linguistic analysis of banners in three European countries' football stadia: Italy, France and England, Raymond Siebetcheu PART V: IDENTITY CONSTRUCTIONS FROM A COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVE 13. Berlin's Linguistic Landscapes: Two Faces of Globalization, Eliezer Ben-Rafael and Miriam Ben-Rafael 14. A comparative study of Linguistic Landscapes in middle schools in Korea and Texas: Contrasting signs of learning and identity construction, Rebecca Todd Garvin and Kristina Eisenhower 15. The visualisation of multilingualism and voice in spaces of consumption: Linguistic landscaping in a South African urban space, Quentin E. Williams and Elizabeth Lanza Index

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  • ISBN13: 9781350045804
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 288
  • ID: 9781350045804
  • weight: 408
  • ISBN10: 1350045802

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