Linguistic Landscapes: A Comparative Study of Urban Multilingualism in Tokyo

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Peter Backhaus
Multilingual Matters, 1 jan. 2007 - 158 pagina's
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Linguistic Landscapes is the first comprehensive approach to language on signs. It provides an up-to-date review of previous research, introduces a coherent analytical framework, and applies this framework to a sample of signs collected in Tokyo. Linguistic Landscapes demonstrates that the study of language on signs provides a unique research perspective to urban multilingualism.
 

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Introduction
1
Semiotic Background and Terminology
4
22 Language on Signs
8
23 The Linguistic Landscape
9
Previous Approaches to the Linguistic Landscape An Overview
12
Controversy Around the Paysage Linguistique
16
Signs of Power Signs of Solidarity
22
Two Other Linguistic Landscapes of Europe
28
Case Study Signs of Multilingualism in Tokyo
64
51 Methodology and Basic Results
65
52 Languages Contained
70
53 Combinations
73
54 Topdown vs Bottomup
80
55 Geographic Distribution
84
56 Part Writing
90
57 Code Preference
103

The Walls Speak
31
Multilingual Signs and How to Read Them
33
Semiotic Aggregates
36
Approaches to the Panorama Linguistico
39
Signs of Overt and Covert Language Policies
44
Reading Through the Gengo Keikan
47
Summary
54
42 Linguistic Landscaping By Whom?
57
43 Linguistic Landscaping For Whom?
58
44 Linguistic Landscape Quo Vadis?
59
45 Methodological Issues
60
58 Visibility
110
59 Idiosyncrasies
116
510 Layering
130
Conclusions
141
62 Linguistic Landscaping For Whom?
143
63 Linguistic Landscape Quo Vadis?
144
64 Back to the Start
145
The 28 Survey Areas
147
References
149
Index
156
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Over de auteur (2007)

Peter Backhaus is research fellow at the German Institute for Japanese Studies, Tokyo. His research interests include sociolinguistics, semiotics, writing, and Japanese linguistics. He has published various papers about linguistic landscape research, including 'Signs of multilingualism in Tokyo: A diachronic look at the linguistic landscape' (International Journal of the Sociology of Language 175/176, 2005) and 'Multilingualism in Tokyo: A look into the linguistic landscape' (International Journal of Multilingualism 3.1, 2006). At present he is preparing a publication about Japan's linguistic landscape (with Florian Coulmas and Hiroshi Shōji).

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