sociolinguistics

‘Why not a zebra crossing?’, Breda (28-02-2017 , © M. van Gorp)

Who is dangerous?

Paper
Meauraine van Gorp
22/09/2017
15 minutes to read

Participating in traffic situations requires knowing the norms and trusting others knowing the same norms. This paper, using linguistic landscape analysis, analyzes the underlying structures of a fake zebra crossing.

Exploring the Linguistic Landscape in the Sofia Subway

Paper
Asya Krusteva
01/05/2017
12 minutes to read

In language policy certain norms and laws should be strictly followed. However, in the Sofia subway this seems not to happen. Four examples of language mistakes are analyzed in this paper, as well as a map with some correctly written names.

Homemade semiotics and linguistic landscaping

Paper
Jules van Iperen
13/01/2017
19 minutes to read

Analyses of linguistic landscapes found in and around the city of Tilburg. The focus of this paper is on homemade signs. It demonstrates how authenticity plays a role in the sociolinguistic characteristics of signs.

Aberystwyth

Free erections in Wales

Paper
Jessica Lambregts
07/12/2016
10 minutes to read

A short paper on the usage of Welsh on public signs in Wales. Using two examples, we try to decipher why certain mistakes in the signs were made, and who is to blame for them. 

Fertility Day Campaign II

Article
Addes Tesfamariam
14/12/2016
10 minutes to read

Preserving fertility revolves around good lifestyles and avoiding people with a diverse background. This is the message the Health Minister sends in Fertility Day campaign II. Read my diverse Italian perspective.

FertilityDay

Italy's fertility day campaign

Article
Addes Tesfamariam
01/11/2018
10 minutes to read

Fertility Day, the campaign to combat Italy's low birthrate, outraged the entire country. What made this campaign so controversial?

Fertility Day: a LGBT perspective

Article
Maria Cantiello
19/12/2016
4 minutes to read

The infamous campaign on the Fertility Day campaign, promoted by the Italian Minister of Health, was followed by strong reactions from different sides of Italian society. This article provides an analyses from the LGBT perspective.

Dialect als Kop van Jut

Article
Sjaak Kroon
05/12/2019
10 minutes to read

In de laatste septemberweken van 2016 meldden de media dat dialectsprekers minder verdienen dan sprekers van het Standaardnederlands. Waar komt dit “nieuws”vandaan? Waarom krijgt het zoveel aandacht? Hoe kunnen we het in breder perspectief zien?