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Author Backhaus, Peter, 1975-

Title Linguistic landscapes : a comparative study of urban multilingualism in Tokyo / Peter Backhaus
Published Clevedon : Multilingual Matters, 2007

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Description 1 online resource (x, 158 pages)
Series Multilingual matters
Multilingual matters
Contents Cover -- Contents -- Acknowledgements -- Foreword by Bernard Spolsky -- Chapter 1 Introduction -- Chapter 2 Semiotic Background and Terminology -- 2.1 Signs -- 2.2 Language on Signs -- 2.3 The Linguistic Landscape -- Chapter 3 Previous Approaches to the Linguistic Landscape: An Overview -- 3.1 Brussels: A Coiffeur but no Kapper -- 3.2 Montreal: Controversy Around the Paysage Linguistique -- 3.3 Jerusalem: Signs of Power, Signs of Solidarity -- 3.4 Ljouwert and Donostia: Two other Linguistic Landscapes of Europe -- 3.5 Paris and Dakar: The Walls Speak. -- 3.6 Lira Town: Multilingual Signs and How to Read Them -- 3.7 Hong Kong, Beijing, Vienna, Paris, Washington: Semiotic Aggregates -- 3.8 Rome: Approaches to the Panorama Linguistico -- 3.9 Bangkok: Signs of Overt and Covert Language Policies -- 3.10 Tokyo: Reading Through the Gengo Keikan -- Chapter 4 Summary -- 4.1 General Observations -- 4.2 Linguistic Landscaping By Whom? -- 4.3 Linguistic Landscaping For Whom? -- 4.4 Linguistic Landscape Quo Vadis? -- 4.5 Methodological Issues -- Chapter 5 Case Study: Signs of Multilingualism in Tokyo -- 5.1 Methodology and Basic Results -- 5.2 Languages Contained -- 5.3 Combinations -- 5.4 Top-down vs. Bottom-up -- 5.5 Geographic Distribution -- 5.6 Part Writing -- 5.7 Code Preference -- 5.8 Visibility -- 5.9 Idiosyncrasies -- 5.10 Layering -- Chapter 6 Conclusions -- 6.1 Linguistic Landscaping By Whom? -- 6.2 Linguistic Landscaping For Whom? -- 6.3 Linguistic Landscape Quo Vadis? -- 6.4 Back to the Start -- Appendix: The 28 Survey Areas -- References -- Index -- Last Page
Summary Taking a comprehensive approach to language on signs, this book provides a review of research, introduces a coherent analytical framework, and applies this framework to a sample of signs collected in Tokyo. It demonstrates that the study of language on signs provides a unique research perspective to urban multilingualism
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
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Subject Multilingualism -- Japan -- Tokyo
Signs and symbols.
symbols.
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES -- Linguistics -- Sociolinguistics.
Multilingualism
Signs and symbols
Mehrsprachigkeit
Japan -- Tokyo
Japan
Tokio
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1853599484
9781853599484
1847699529
9781847699527
1280828579
9781280828577
9786610828579
6610828571