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Title Linguistic landscape in the city / edited by Elana Shohamy, Eliezer Ben-Rafael and Monica Barni.
Imprint Bristol, UK ; Buffalo, NY : Multilingual Matters, [2010]
©2010

Subject Multilingualism.
City dwellers -- Language.
Languages in contact.
Sociolinguistics.
Immigrants -- Language -- Social aspects.
Linguistic minorities.
Alt Name Shohamy, Elana Goldberg.
Ben Rafael, Eliezer.
Barni, Monica.
Description 1 online resource (xxviii, 354 pages) : illustrations, maps
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Contents Introduction -- Multilingualisms. Monica Barni and Carla Bagna: Linguistic landscapes and language vitality -- Jeffrey L. Kallen and Esther Kallen: Language and inter-language in urban Irish and Japanese linguistic landscapes -- Yael Guilat: "The holy ark in the street" : sacred and secular painting of utility boxes in the public domain in a small Israeli town -- Top-down, power and reactions. Shoshi Waksman and Elana Shohamy: Decorating the city of Tel Aviv-Jaffa for its centennial: complementary narratives via linguistic landscape -- Theo du Plessis: Bloemfontein/Mangaung, "city on the move": language management and transformation of a non-representative linguistic landscape -- Jia Jackie Lou: Chinese on the side: the marginalization of Chinese on the linguistic landscape of Chinatown in Washington, DC -- Heiko Marten: LL under strict state language policy: reversing the Soviet legacy in a regional centre in Latvia -- Aneta Pavlenko: linguistic landscape of Kyiv, Ukraine: a diachronic study -- Benefits of LL. Adam Jaworski and Simone Yeung: life in the Garden of Eden: naming in Hong Kong -- Jennifer Leeman and Gabriella Modan: Selling the city: language, ethnicity and commodified space -- David Malinowski: Showing seeing in the Korean linguistic cityscape -- Perceptions of passers-by. Jokin Aiestaran, Jasone Cenoz and Durk Gorter: Multilingual cityscapes: perceptions and preferences of the inhabitants of the city of Donostia-San Sebastián -- Nira Trumper-Hecht: LL in mixed cities in Israel from the perspective of 'walkers': the case of Arabic -- Rebecca Garvin: Responses to the linguistic landscape in Memphis, Tennessee: an urban space in transition -- Multiculturalism in LL. Francois Bogatto and Christine Helot: Linguistic landscape and language diversity in Strasbourg: the "Quartier Gare" -- Robert Blackwood: Marking France's public space: empirical surveys on regional heritage languages in provincial cities -- Gerda de Klerk and Terrence G. Wiley: Linguistic landscape as multi-layered representation: suburban Asian communities in the valley of the sun -- Eliezer Ben-Rafael and Miriam Ben-Rafael: Diaspora and returning diaspora: French-Hebrew and vice-versa.
Summary "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"--Page 4 of cover.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781847692993 (electronic bk.)
1847692990 (electronic bk.)
9781847692986
1847692982
9781847692979
1847692974
OCLC # 701057081
Additional Format Print version: Linguistic landscape in the city. Bristol, UK ; Buffalo, NY : Multilingual Matters, ©2010 9781847692986 (DLC) 2010021282 (OCoLC)627701227