This book explores the Linguistic Landscapes of ten French and Italian Mediterranean coastal cities. The authors address the national languages, the regional languages and dialects, migrant languages, and the English language, as they collectively mark the public space.
About the Author:
Robert J. Blackwood is Reader in French Sociolinguistics at the University of Liverpool, UK. His researches focuses on aspects of French sociolinguistics, including the position and status of Corsican, language policy, new media, language revitalization, and the Linguistic Landscape. He is Associate Editor of the journal Linguistic Landscapes. Stefania Tufi is Lecturer in Italian Studies at the University of Liverpool, UK. She has published on variationist sociolinguistics, minority languages, and the linguistic landscape. Her research interests include Italian sociolinguistics, particularly the linguistic landscape, minority languages, language policy, language variation and change, and Italian dialectology.