© 2012

Minority Languages in the Linguistic Landscape

  • Durk Gorter
  • Heiko F. Marten
  • Luk Van Mensel

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Studying Minority Languages in the Linguistic Landscape

    1. Heiko F. Marten, Luk Van Mensel, Durk Gorter
      Pages 1-15
  3. Language Ideologies and Linguistic Landscape

  4. Linguistic Landscape and Language Policy

  5. The Distributive Approach to Linguistic Landscape

  6. Fresh Perspectives on Linguistic Landscape

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 261-261
    2. Eszter Szabó Gilinger, Marián Sloboda, Lucija Šimičić, Dick Vigers
      Pages 263-280

About this book


Providing an innovative approach to the written displays of minority languages in public space this volume explores minority language situations through the lens of linguistic landscape research. Based on very tangible data it explores the 'same old issues' of language contact and language conflict in new ways.


Arabic discourse interpret landscape landscapes language contact language policy material culture mediterranean multilingualism politics public space Russia Ukraine Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR)

Editors and affiliations

  • Durk Gorter
    • 1
  • Heiko F. Marten
    • 2
  • Luk Van Mensel
    • 3
  1. 1.University of the Basque CountrySpain
  2. 2.Tallinn UniversityEstonia
  3. 3.University of NamurBelgium

About the editors

MARWAN ABU GHAZALEH-MAHAJNEH Tel Aviv University/Beir Berle College, Israel JOKIN AIESTARAN University of the Basque Country, Spain LARISSA ARONIN, University of Haifa, Israel ROBERT BLACKWOOD University of Liverpool, UK KARA D. BROWN University of South Carolina, USA JASONE CENOZ University of the Basque Country, Spain PAOLO COLUZZI University of Brunei Darussalam LLORENÇ COMAJOAN University of Vic/University of Barcelona, Spain JEROEN DARQUENNES University of Namur, Belgium MICHAEL HORNSBY Politechnika Koszali?ska/Adam Mickiewicz University, Pozna?, Poland ETHAN LONG University of Richmond, USA MÁIRÉAD MORIARTY University of Limerick, Ireland/University of Jyväskylä, Finland SEBASTIAN MUTH University of Greifswald, Germany MUIRIS Ó LAOIRE Institute of Technology, Tralee, Ireland ANETA PAVLENKO Temple University, Philadelphia, USA GUY PUZEY University of Edinburgh, Scotland HANNI SALO University of Jyväskylä, Finland ELANA SHOHAMY Tel Aviv University, Israel LUCIJA IMI?I? University of Zagreb, Croatia MARIÁN SLOBODA Charles University Prague, Czech Republic ESZTER SZABÓ-GILINGER University of Szeged, Hungary STEFANIA TUFI University of Liverpool, UK DICK VIGERS University of Southampton, UK

Bibliographic information


'Overall, this is a very interesting volume that gathers together a wide ranging set of case studies and analyses of the LL and its implications for minority languages and minorities themselves. Many of the chapters break new ground, either in terms of the language varieties or geographical locations they consider, or the theoretical positions and research methodologies they combine... This is an inmportant work for anyone interested in LL research and on the status of minority languages. It comprehensively demonstrates the inter-disciplinary nature of LL research, showcasing the wealth of data available and the robust theoretically informative lenses through which the representation of minority languages and cultures may be understood.' Maggie Scott, University of Salford, Current Issues in Language Planning, Sept. 2012