Name-plates, Ideologies, and Symbolic Meanings Cover Image

Névtáblák, ideológiák, szimbolikus jelentések
Name-plates, Ideologies, and Symbolic Meanings

Author(s): Attila Benő
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies
Published by: Scientia
Keywords: linguistic landscapes;linguistic ideologies;Kolozsvár
Summary/Abstract: The article presents the linguistic landscapes of the city of Cluj/Kolozsvár (Romania) analysing linguistic ideologies and language policies. The author considers that describing the linguistic landscape of a town where more languages are spoken shows the dominant language ideologies and the tolerant or intolerant attitudes towards the bilingual inscriptions in public spaces. The discourse analysis of the arguments concerning the bilingual inscriptions reveals the conceptual differences of the political actors. The article presents more actions of non-governmental organizations in Cluj meant to create a bilingual linguistic landscape, as well as the political and administrative obstacles. It also refers to social psychological problems which hinder the real interethnic dialogue.

  • Page Range: 43-54
  • Page Count: 12
  • Publication Year: 2018
  • Language: Hungarian