The Linguistic Landscape of the Mediterranean: French and Italian Coastal Cities

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Springer, Apr 29, 2016 - Foreign Language Study - 246 pages
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This book explores the Linguistic Landscapes of ten French and Italian Mediterranean coastal cities. The authors address the national languages, the regional languages and dialects, migrant languages, and the English language, as they collectively mark the public space.
 

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Contents

An Introduction to Mediterranean Linguistic Landscapes
1
Italy and France
18
2 The Linguistic Landscapes of the Ligurian Sea
41
Trieste and Northern Catalonia
75
4 Insularity in the Linguistic Landscapes of Sicily Sardinia and Corsica
104
5 Social Representations of Marseilles and Naples Linguistic Landscapes
149
6 Cosmopolitan Linguistic Landscapes of the Mediterranean
178
The Transformative Power of Emplaced Language
205
Notes
215
Bibliography
219
Index
240
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Robert J. Blackwood is Reader in French Sociolinguistics at the University of Liverpool, UK. His researches focuses on aspects of French sociolinguistics, including the position and status of Corsican, language policy, new media, language revitalization, and the Linguistic Landscape. He is Associate Editor of the journal Linguistic Landscapes.

Stefania Tufi is Lecturer in Italian Studies at the University of Liverpool, UK. She has published on variationist sociolinguistics, minority languages, and the linguistic landscape. Her research interests include Italian sociolinguistics, particularly the linguistic landscape, minority languages, language policy, language variation and change, and Italian dialectology.