Rethinking Linguistic Topographies

The Genesis of Multilingual Linguistic Landscapes

Rethinking Linguistic Topographies
The Genesis of Multilingual Linguistic Landscapes

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About the book


The Linguistic Landscape (LL) as a specific branch of Applied Linguistics is investigated as a challenging, growing area of research, while its methodologies and theoretical framework still need to be explored and established in order to become a Linguistic Landscape theory. On a representative sample, the distribution of LL studies around the world is shown so the reader can see how widespread the area already is. Over the years, linguistic landscapes have become a means and a tool to investigate multilingualism, minority languages, the complexities of language, and cityscapes around the world. Yet researchers have often neglected the forces and drives behind LLs; by including these complex structures, LL has the potential to become a theory in its own right. This book tries to give a first holistic insight into the dynamics, mechanisms, and patterns such linguistic landscapes display with a special focus on new methodologies to help LL step out of the shadows of its interdisciplinarity.
The author

About the author

Stephanie Baur: Graduated with distinction from English and American Studies at the University of Innsbruck with a special focus on English Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, and Multilingualism. After working on several third-party funded projects at the University, she is now working in the field of regional and rural development.
Additional Information

Additional Information

Delivery time 2-3 Tage / 2-3 days
Author Stephanie Baur
Number of pages 118
Language English
Publication date Oct 1, 2015
Weight (kg) 0.0000
ISBN-13 9783955380243