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ELLA 2.0

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ELLA stands for "Ethnographic Linguistic Landscape Analysis", and 2.0 points to the fact that offline signs are followed through to their online dimensions. ELLA 2.0 is, thus, online-offline Ethnographic Linguistic Landscape Analysis.

Linguistic landscape

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Linguistic landscape is an object of sociolinguistic analysis and comprises publicly visible language samples displayed in a certain area.
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Ok boomer and the 'generation war'

Article
Leonie Milder
22/01/2020
14 minutes to read

By now, everyone has heard of it. The term ‘ok boomer’ has gone viral. The term comes from 'Baby Boomer', a name for the generation born between 1946 and 1964. Now, it means something completely different as the 'generation war' rages on.

Maastricht

The linguistic landscape of Maastricht

Article
Joël Grassère
02/06/2020
11 minutes to read

Old factory signs, preserved French hotel names and signs in the local dialect paint Maastricht's rich linguistic landscape. An analysis of three examples showcases how the city's history and current developments are embedded in public signs.

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Political polarization in Ghent: a "radical" linguistic landscape

Article
Claudia Gerards
08/05/2020
32 minutes to read

With a shift towards the far-right, politics in Flanders have become rather polarized. In Ghent's linguistic landscape, we see counter noise coming from the left. What does this tell us about Ghent in the context of Flemish politics?

¡ toros vivos ! The semiotic landscape of Murcia

Article
Sjaak Kroon
23/10/2019
7 minutes to read

Bullfights are allowed again in Spain, even in Catalonia. In the Spanish city of Murcia, Sjaak Kroon discovered some traces of veganarchistic resistance against this example of Spanish cultural heritage.

What linguistic landscapes hide

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Jan Blommaert
11/03/2019
6 minutes to read

Offline linguistic landscapes hide a lot that only becomes overt when one traces these landscapes to their online extensions. It is by this move that we begin to get a grasp of the real complexity of "local" phenomena in a superdiverse world.

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Gender-neutral bathrooms: overkill or vital?

Article
Juliette Berndsen
01/11/2019
9 minutes to read

There is one thing we can find in every public place, school, university and workplace: bathrooms. But is it really necessary to introduce gender-neutral bathrooms?

On the freedom to protest

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Ana Deumert
29/11/2018
7 minutes to read

A recent South African court ruling ended the requirement to give notification to the authorities before setting up protest actions. Ana Deumert agrees and in this column she reflects on the right to protest as central to democratic citizenship.