Peter Backhaus, "Linguistic Landscapes: A Comparative Study of Urban Multilingualism in Tokyo"
Publisher: Multilingual Matters | 2007 | ISBN: 1853599476 | English | PDF | 168 pages | 2.7 Mb
"Linguistic Landscapes" is the first comprehensive approach to language on signs. It provides an up-to-date review of previous research, introduces a coherent analytical framework, and applies this framework to a sample of signs collected in Tokyo. "Linguistic Landscapes" demonstrates that the study of language on signs provides a unique research perspective to urban multilingualism.