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The Linguistic Landscape of Miercurea Ciuc (Csíkszereda)
The Linguistic Landscape of Miercurea Ciuc (Csíkszereda)

Author(s): Zsuzsanna Dégi
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies
Published by: Scientia
Keywords: multilingualism; linguistic landscape; public signs; Miercurea Ciuc

Summary/Abstract: As a modern research domain, linguistic landscape is the study of writing on display in the public sphere. Linguistic landscape research represents a new approach to multilingualism and is typically focused on urban environments, especially on multilingual settings. In my research paper I am going to focus on signs that we find around us in daily life. Although these signs are abundant they have rarely been taken up for analysis by linguists and other specialists in language, discourse and communication. As the title suggests, the present research focuses on the town Miercurea Ciuc (Csíkszereda), one of the Transylvanian settings characterised by a majority of Hungarian minority population. The Transylvanian region is a historically multilingual region mainly marked by Romanian-Hungarian bilinguals. However, the spread of English as an international language of communication and some new immigration trends offer the town a larger linguistic variety.

  • Issue Year: 4/2012
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 341-356
  • Page Count: 16
  • Language: English