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Linguistic landscape under strict state language policy: reversing the Soviet legacy in a regional centre in latvia

  • This chapter will present results of a linguistic landscape (LL) project in the regional centre of Rēzekne in the region of Latgale in Eastern Latvia. Latvia was de facto a part of the Soviet Union until 1991, and this has given it a highly multilingual society. In the essentially post-colonial situation since 1991, strict language policies have been in place, which aim to reverse the language shift from Russian, the dominant language of Soviet times, back to Latvian. Thus, the main interests of the research were how the complex pattern of multilingualism in Latvia is reflected in the LL; how people relate to current language legislation; and what motivations, attitudes and emotions inform their behaviour.

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Author:Heiko F. MartenORCiDGND
Parent Title (English):Linguistic landscape in the city
Publisher:Multilingual Matters
Place of publication:Bristol [u.a.]
Editor:Elana Shohamy, Eliezer Ben-Rafael, Monica Barni
Document Type:Part of a Book
Year of first Publication:2010
Date of Publication (online):2023/05/09
Publishing Institution:Leibniz-Institut für Deutsche Sprache (IDS) [Zweitveröffentlichung]
GND Keyword:Lettgallen; Lettisch; Lettland; Linguistic Landscape; Mehrsprachigkeit; Russisch; Sowjetunion; Sprachpolitik
First Page:115
Last Page:132
DDC classes:400 Sprache / 400 Sprache, Linguistik
Open Access?:ja
Licence (German):License LogoUrheberrechtlich geschützt