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Title: Linguistic Landscape
Subtitle: Expanding the Scenery
Edited By: Elana Shohamy
Durk Gorter
URL: http://routledge.com/9780415988735
Description:

In this comprehensive and pioneering volume, language scholars from around
the world examine the "linguistic landscape" from multiple perspectives –
theoretical, methodological, and critical. Written by widely recognized
experts, the articles in Linguistic Landscape analyze linguistic landscapes
in a range of international contexts. Dozens of photographs illustrate the
use of language in the environment – the words and images displayed and
exposed in public spaces. Suitable for graduate or advanced undergraduate
students in applied linguistics, sociolinguistics, and language policy
studies, Linguistic Landscape is a vital contribution to a burgeoning field.

Publication Year: 2008
Publisher: Routledge (Taylor and Francis)
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Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
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Versions:
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0415988721
ISBN-13: 9780415988728
Pages: 384
Prices: U.S. $ 135.00
U.K. £ 80.00

 
 
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 041598873X
ISBN-13: 9780415988735
Pages: 384
Prices: U.K. £ 25.99
U.S. $ 47.95