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Linguistic Landscape Studies
Despite some pioneering work on Linguistic Landscapes (LL) referring to French, comparatively few publications exist which are devoted to the LL in the francophone world. The objective of this collective volume is to bring together case studies within ‹francophone› areas in a broad sense as a basis for empirical research; i.e. spaces where French is involved either as a dominant or as a (sociolinguistically) subordinate language, or as a contact language. It deals with areas where French is the official language and/or where another (inter-)national language, regional languages with variable degrees of official recognition and/or non-territorialized languages of migrant communities are used apart from French. The 11 chapters included in this volume explore various phenomena that are observable in the LL of regions in Europe (in France, Belgium, Switzerland and Italy), in the Middle East (Israel), in North America (Canada), the Caribbean (islands of Guadeloupe and St. Martin), and in the Indian Ocean (island of Réunion).