Hebrew, Arabic, English: the politics of multilingual street signs in Israeli cities

@article{Azaryahu2012HebrewAE,
  title={Hebrew, Arabic, English: the politics of multilingual street signs in Israeli cities},
  author={M. Azaryahu},
  journal={Social & Cultural Geography},
  year={2012},
  volume={13},
  pages={461 - 479}
}
  • M. Azaryahu
  • Published 2012
  • Sociology
  • Social & Cultural Geography
  • In multilingual societies, not only the names in urban toponymic inscriptions display identity politics and reproduce nationalist discourses but also the languages used. This is clearly the case with multilingual street signs, where specific preferences underlie the choice and placement of languages and scripts, signifying the processes and relationships of political and social power. Applying a historical perspective, this paper explores the politics underlying language preference and script… CONTINUE READING
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