LinguaSnapp is a smartphone application developed to support documentation of linguistic landscapes, especially in multilingual urban settings. Since its launch in Manchester in 2016, bespoke versions have also been created for Melbourne, Jerusalem, St Petersburg and Hamburg. We describe the rationale and the operational setup behind the app, and provide examples of how the documentation facility can support analyses pertaining to the relation between language repertoire and spatial demarcations, and how it can be used in public engagement.
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
funding: Funder Name: Economic and Social Research Council, Funder Id: http://dx.doi.org//10.13039501100000269 , Grant Number North West Social Science Doctoral Training Partner, Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Open World Research Initiative consortium “Cross-Language Dynamics: Reshaping Community (Multilingual Communities strand)”, and The British Academy Wolfson Professorial Fellowship, awarded to Professor Yaron Matras.
© 2020 Leonie Elisa Gaiser et al., published by De Gruyter, Berlin/Boston 2020.
- linguistic landscape
- public engagement
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Language and Linguistics
- Linguistics and Language