Dimensions of Sociolinguistic Landscapes in Europe
Materials and Methodological Solutions
The articles in this volume investigate everyday textual material of sociolinguistic landscapes in the early 21st century. Sociolinguistic landscapes reflect societal change, and they enable observers to map what linguistic resources are used in various contexts and to study how these resources interact and are interpreted. The articles present not only quantitative results of the presence of languages in signs but also look into how authors and designers make use of an endless pool of linguistic resources, how visible semiotic items contribute to create a sense of space, what types of mental processes are involved in the production, and how various audiences (residents, occasional passers-by, and language regulators) interpret and construct signs and sociolinguistic landscapes to form their own understanding of semiotic space.
«This is a recommended book for scholars who are interested in the linguistic landscape of Europe […].»
(Teresa Ong, Linguist List Feb. 2016)
Mikko Laitinen is currently Professor of English Linguistics at Linnaeus University in Sweden.
Anastassia Zabrodskaja is currently Professor of Estonian as a Second Language at Tallinn University and Senior Research Fellow in Sociolinguistics at the University of Tartu (Estonia).
|Herausgeber||Anastassia Zabrodskaja, Mikko Laitinen|
|Verlag||Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften|
|Maße (L/B/H)||21,6/15,1/2,3 cm|