Linguistic landscape after a decade: An overview of themes, debates and future directions

Elana Shohamy*

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This chapter surveys the field of linguistic landscape (LL) from its early focus on multilingualism in public spaces. It begins with an overview of the early years of the past decade (2006-2016) and major research findings, activities and publications (annual conferences, edited books, a peer-reviewed journal and publications). It then surveys research findings and activities that have taken place over the past decade according to five (not exhaustive) themes: LL and representations; LL and multimodality; LL in cities, neighbourhoods and entities; LL and contestations in public spaces; and LL and education. The chapter ends with major conclusions, debates, new upcoming topics and prospects for the future.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationExpanding the Linguistic Landscape
Subtitle of host publicationLinguistic Diversity, Multimodality and the Use of Space as a Semiotic Resource
PublisherChannel View Publications
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9781788922166
ISBN (Print)9781788922142
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2018


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