Defining the position of ‘community’ in the study of linguistic landscapes

Leonie Gaiser, Yaron Matras

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This special issue explores how multilingual (and semiotic) landscapes relate to constructions of community. With the present introduction we aim to embed theoretical notions of ‘community’ into the study of Linguistic Landscapes (henceforth LL). We first discuss how the notion of ‘community’ has been applied in previous LL research, and then introduce some relevant theoretical notions of ‘community’, which, in the final part, we seek to position in relation to an agenda for the study of LL.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)109-127
Number of pages19
JournalLinguistic Landscape
Issue number2
StatePublished - 14 Jul 2020
Externally publishedYes

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Language and Linguistics
  • Linguistics and Language


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