Introduction: The Study of the Linguistic Landscape as a New Approach to Multilingualism

  title={Introduction: The Study of the Linguistic Landscape as a New Approach to Multilingualism},
  author={Durk Gorter},
  journal={International Journal of Multilingualism},
  pages={1 - 6}
  • D. Gorter
  • Published 15 April 2006
  • Linguistics
  • International Journal of Multilingualism
Language is all around us in textual form as it is displayed on shop windows, commercial signs, posters, official notices, traffic signs, etc. Most of the time people do not pay much attention to the ‘linguistic landscape’ that surrounds them. However, in recent years an increasing number of researchers have started to take a closer look and study the language texts that are present in public space. This special issue of the International Journal of Multilingualism reports on a number of case… 
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