Linguistic Landscapes in a Multilingual World

  title={Linguistic Landscapes in a Multilingual World},
  author={Durk Gorter},
  journal={Annual Review of Applied Linguistics},
  pages={190 - 212}
  • D. Gorter
  • Published 1 March 2013
  • Linguistics
  • Annual Review of Applied Linguistics
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