Linguistic Landscape as Symbolic Construction of the Public Space: The Case of Israel

  title={Linguistic Landscape as Symbolic Construction of the Public Space: The Case of Israel},
  author={Eliezer Ben-Rafael and Elana Shohamy and Muhammad Hasan Amara and Nira Trumper-Hecht},
  journal={International Journal of Multilingualism},
  pages={30 - 7}
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