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Kárpátalja turisztikai vonzerőinek nyelvi tájképe
Linguistic Landscape of Turistical Attractions in Transcarpathia

Author(s): Zoltán Karmacsi
Subject(s): Social Sciences
Published by: Debreceni Egyetem Politikatudományi és Szociológiai Intézet
Keywords: linguistic landscape; tourism; change of the linguistic landscape; economic influence; Transcarpathia; Hungarian minority

Summary/Abstract: The change of the linguistic landscape is a sore spot for the minority population that can bedriven out of the virtual language use. Linguistic landscape is not only indicative of the languagevitality of an area or region’s population, but can also reflect the real language ethnicity.Extralinguistic factors are as important as the two basic functions of linguistic texts andthe models explaining the elements of the linguistic landscape. Such a factor is a small areaor region’s economic, in our case touristic development. The increased tourist demand of themajority brings about numerous phenomena that are of significant influence on the linguisticlandscape of the minorities’ territory. This research is aimed at revealing the influence a localeconomic investment makes (can make) on the formation of the territory’s linguistic landscape.I would like to show the changes in the linguistic landscape recorded by Hodinka Antal Research Centre in its photo database of 2011–2012, February and September of 2016, as well as of 2017 on thebasis of my observations and photographs

  • Issue Year: 7/2018
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 91-118
  • Page Count: 28
  • Language: Hungarian