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FYI: New John Benjamins Journal: Linguistic Landscape


Author: Paul Peranteau

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
General Linguistics
Sociolinguistics
Anthropological Linguistics

FYI Body: John Benjamins Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of a new journal:
Linguistic Landscape. An international journal.

Editors:
Elana Shohamy Tel Aviv University elana@post.tau.ac.il
Eliezer Ben-Rafael Tel Aviv University saba@post.tau.ac.il

Associate Editors:
Monica Barni University of Siena
Robert Blackwood University of Liverpool
Tommaso M. Milani University of Witswaterand

In this day and age languages surround us everywhere; languages appear in flashy advertisements and commercials, names of buildings, streets and shops, instructions and warning signs, graffiti and cyber space. The dynamic field of Linguistic Landscape (LL) attempts to understand the motives, uses, ideologies, language varieties and contestations of multiple forms of 'languages' as they are displayed in public spaces. The rapidly growing research in LL grants it increasing importance within the field of language studies. LL research is grounded in a variety of theories, from politics and sociology to linguistics, and education, geography, economic, and law.

The new peer reviewed journal, Linguistic Landscape. An international journal (LL), plans to publish highly rigorous research anchored in a variety of disciplines. It is open to all research methodologies (e.g., qualitative, quantitative and others) and concerned with all domains and perspectives of LL. It will also include thematic issues around a given topic, book reviews and discussion forums.

Editorial Board:
Jan Blommaert, Tilburg University
Jasone Cenoz, University of the Basque Country
Durk Gorter, University of the Basque Country
David I. Hanauer, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Christine Helot, University of Strasbourg
Rodney Jones, City University of Hong Kong
Adam Jaworski, University of Hong Kong
Patricia Lamarre, University of Montreal
Elizabeth Lanza, University of Oslo
Jennifer Leeman, George Mason University
Jackie Lou, City University of Hong Kong
Gabriella Modan, The Ohio State University
David Malinowski, Yale University
Luisa Martín-Rojo, University Autónoma of Madrid
Laurence Mettewie, University of Namur
Aneta Pavlenko, Temple University
Alastair Pennycook, University of Technology, Sydney
Sari Pietikainen, University of Jyväskylä
Bernard Spolsky, Bar-Ilan University
Christopher Stroud, University of the Western Cape
Abram de Swaan, University of Amsterdam
Roland Terborg, The National University of Mexico
Hirut Woldemariam, Addis Abeba University

ISSN 2214-9953 E-ISSN 2214-9961

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