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Egynyelvű környezet – többnyelvű terek
Monolingual Environment – Multilingual Spaces

Author(s): István Kozmács
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies
Published by: Scientia
Keywords: linguistic landscape;multilingual area
Summary/Abstract: An examination of the linguistic landscape usually occurs in settlements inhabited by bilingual or multilingual speakers. In my paper, I present the linguistic landscape of a monolingual Central Hungarian town, showing that the linguistic landscape of the examined monolingual settlement has got some multilingual features, what is caused by the different prestige of languages and by the actual political orientation of the government in power. We have also pointed out how the monolingual viewpoint of majority speakers works in the outlined frame.

  • Page Range: 221-227
  • Page Count: 7
  • Publication Year: 2018
  • Language: Hungarian