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Studying Minority Languages in the Linguistic Landscape
Being visible may be as important for minority languages as being heard. Traditional research on minority languages focuses on language maintenance and language shift, on language endangerment and
Linguistic Landscapes and Minority Languages
Studies on the Linguistic Landscapes (LLs) investigate frequencies, functions, and power relations between languages and their speakers in public space. Research on the LL thereby aims to understand
‘Latgalian is not a Language’: Linguistic Landscapes in Eastern Latvia and how they Reflect Centralist Attitudes
This chapter presents the role of the regional language of Latgalian in the linguistic landscape (LL) of the region of Latgale in Eastern Latvia. The example shows how LL as a method can contribute
Minority Languages through the Lens of the Linguistic Landscape
When we first started the project of looking at minority languages through a linguistic landscape lens, we felt that the visibility of minority languages in public space had been insufficiently dealt
Latgalian in Latvia: A Continuous Struggle for Political Recognition 1
This article discusses the situation of the Latgalian language in Latvia today. It first provides an overview of languages in Latvia, followed by a historical and contemporary sketch of the societal
Introduction to the Special Issue: Political and Economic Obstacles of Minority Language Maintenance
Over the past decades, problems related to linguistic minorities and their well-being, as well as to minority languages and their maintenance, have developed as an independent branch of minority
Minority Languages in the Linguistic Landscape
List of Contributors Overview Map of Cases Discussed in this Book Studying Minority Languages in the Linguistic Landscape H.F.Marten , L.Van Mensel & D.Gorter PART I: LANGUAGE IDEOLOGIES AND