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Turizmus és nyelvi tájkép
Tourism and Linguistic Landscape

Author(s): Zoltán Karmacsi
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies
Published by: Scientia
Keywords: tourism;linguistic landscape
Summary/Abstract: The change of the linguistic landscape is a sore spot for the minority population that can be driven out of the virtual language use. Linguistic landscape is not only indicative of the language vitality of an area’s 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 and the models explaining the elements of the linguistic landscape. Such a factor is a small area’s or region’s economics, in our case: touristic development. The increased tourism demand of the majority brings about numerous phenomena that have significant influence on the linguistic landscape of the minorities’ territory. This research is aimed at revealing the influence a local economic 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 the basis of my observations and photographs.

  • Page Range: 211-220
  • Page Count: 10
  • Publication Year: 2018
  • Language: Hungarian