Transformations of the Transylvanian Linguistic Landscape after 1920: A Minority Perspective Cover Image

Az erdélyi nyelvi tájkép átalakulása 1920 után a kisebbségi sajtó tükrében
Transformations of the Transylvanian Linguistic Landscape after 1920: A Minority Perspective

Author(s): Noémi Fazakas
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies
Published by: Scientia
Keywords: linguistic landscape;Transylvanian minority
Summary/Abstract: The present paper analyses a specific aspect of the linguistic landscape: that of the issue of street signs and company signs from a historical and anthropological point of view. The corpus includes texts published in one of the most important representatives of Transylvanian Hungarian minority press between the two World Wars, Keleti Újság, texts discussing the above mentioned elements of the linguistic landscape. The analysis wishes to show how a majority nation becomes a minority one due to the political shifts in power and the new legislation but also the role the visual presence of the language played in constructing this new national and minority identity during this early period.

  • Page Range: 139-147
  • Page Count: 9
  • Publication Year: 2018
  • Language: Hungarian