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The Linguistic Landscape of the Mediterranean

French and Italian Coastal Cities

Book

Part of the Language and Globalization book series (LAGL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Robert J. Blackwood, Stefania Tufi
    Pages 1-17
  3. Robert J. Blackwood, Stefania Tufi
    Pages 18-40
  4. Robert J. Blackwood, Stefania Tufi
    Pages 41-74
  5. Robert J. Blackwood, Stefania Tufi
    Pages 75-103
  6. Robert J. Blackwood, Stefania Tufi
    Pages 104-148
  7. Robert J. Blackwood, Stefania Tufi
    Pages 149-177
  8. Robert J. Blackwood, Stefania Tufi
    Pages 178-204
  9. Robert J. Blackwood, Stefania Tufi
    Pages 205-214
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 215-246

About this book

Introduction

This book explores the Linguistic Landscapes of ten French and Italian Mediterranean coastal cities. The authors address the national languages, the regional languages and dialects, migrant languages, and the English language, as they collectively mark the public space.

Keywords

Linguistic landscape Mediterranean cityscapes borders insularity peripherality cosmopolitan social representation space place cultural landscape boundedness identity agency meaning-making language ideology language shift language revitalization language maintenance language change English English language French

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of LiverpoolUK

About the authors

Robert J. Blackwood is Reader in French Sociolinguistics at the University of Liverpool, UK. His researches focuses on aspects of French sociolinguistics, including the position and status of Corsican, language policy, new media, language revitalization, and the Linguistic Landscape. He is Associate Editor of the journal Linguistic Landscapes.

Stefania Tufi is Lecturer in Italian Studies at the University of Liverpool, UK. She has published on variationist sociolinguistics, minority languages, and the linguistic landscape. Her research interests include Italian sociolinguistics, particularly the linguistic landscape, minority languages, language policy, language variation and change, and Italian dialectology.

Bibliographic information

Reviews

“This book provides a very interesting account of a large survey research done in the coastal region of the Mediterranean Sea. The book is comprised of an introduction followed by seven other chapters through each of which the LL of one region in the Mediterranean Sea is reported and analyzed from a particular theoretical framework. … this book is highly recommended to researchers and students in the field of LL, language policy, language and identity, multilingualism and minority languages/dialects.” (Saeed Rezaei, Sociolinguistic Studies, Vol. 10 (3), 2016)