Languages, images, smells, sounds and other semiotic monsters: exploring linguistic landscapes and multimodality. Book review of "Expanding the Linguistic Landscape: linguistic diversity, multimodality and the use of space as a semiotic resource" ed. by Martin Putz and Neele Mundt, Bristol, UK, Multilingual Matters, 2019. ISBN: 978-1-78892-214-2

Alvanoudi, Angeliki (2019) Languages, images, smells, sounds and other semiotic monsters: exploring linguistic landscapes and multimodality. Book review of "Expanding the Linguistic Landscape: linguistic diversity, multimodality and the use of space as a semiotic resource" ed. by Martin Putz and Neele Mundt, Bristol, UK, Multilingual Matters, 2019. ISBN: 978-1-78892-214-2. Punctum, 5 (1). pp. 260-263.

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[Extract] In recent years there has been growing interest in Linguistic Landscape (henceforth LL) research that focuses on the use of languages in public spaces. The volume edited by Martin Pütz and Neele Mundt is a valuable contribution to the expanding LL research that targets the visible representation of multiple languages in a globalized world. More specifically, the volume is a collection of 12 chapters which offer theoretical, methodological and empirical contributions to the field of LL, drawing on various disciplinary locations, such as linguistics, politics, sociology, literacy, education and cultural geography, and deploying quantitative as well as qualitative methods. The book has its origin in the 37th International LAUD Symposium held on 4-6 April 2016 at the University of Koblenz-Landau in Landau, Germany.

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Research Background In recent years there has been growing interest in Linguistic Landscape (henceforth LL) research that focuses on the use of languages in public spaces. The volume edited by Martin Pütz and Neele Mundt is a valuable contribution to the expanding LL research that targets the visible representation of multiple languages in a globalized world.
Research Contribution The volume is a collection of 12 chapters which offer theoretical, methodological and empirical contributions to the field of LL, drawing on various disciplinary locations, such as linguistics, politics, sociology, literacy, education and cultural geography, and deploying quantitative as well as qualitative methods.
Research Significance The volume is well-structured, easy to read and provides the reader with fascinating and original data on LL. It offers solid theoretical and methodological contributions to LL research that foreground the interdisciplinary framework and diverse scope of the field.
Item ID: 60993
Item Type: Article (Book Review)
ISSN: 2459-2943
Keywords: Linguistic Landscape, multimodality
Copyright Information: Copyright © 2019 Angeliki Alvanoudi. Licenced under the Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial No Derivatives (by-nc-nd). Available at https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
Date Deposited: 26 Feb 2020 02:56
FoR Codes: 20 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 2004 Linguistics > 200408 Linguistic Structures (incl Grammar, Phonology, Lexicon, Semantics) @ 100%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970120 Expanding Knowledge in Language, Communication and Culture @ 100%
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