What are our Linguistic Landscapes Like? (Opinions about Visual Language Use in Slovakia Cover Image

Hogyan festenek nyelvi tájképeink? (Adatközlői vélekedések a vizuális nyelvhasználatról Szlovákiában)
What are our Linguistic Landscapes Like? (Opinions about Visual Language Use in Slovakia

Author(s): Károly Presinszky
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies
Published by: Scientia
Summary/Abstract: This paper deals with the opinions on the visual language use of populations in bilingual villages in Southern Slovakia. It examines how much the respondents know about their visual bilingual linguistic rights opportunities, how much they deal with them, and how satisfied they are with the signs of their own environment. The paper also reveals which part of the linguistic landscape they want to repair and how. The examination compares the opinions of respondents living in compact Hungarian villages with the informants in peripheral Hungarian regions in Slovakia. The author tests the hypothesis that many people know their linguistic rights, but they do not avail themselves of the opportunity and they place Slovak signs only.

  • Page Range: 71-82
  • Page Count: 12
  • Publication Year: 2018
  • Language: Hungarian