Linguistic Landscape | An international journal

Main information
ORCID logoElana Shohamy | Tel Aviv University, Israel | elana at
ORCID logoRobert Blackwood | University of Liverpool, UK | robert.blackwood at
Editor Emeritus
ORCID logoEliezer Ben-Rafael | Tel Aviv University, Israel
Associate Editors
ORCID logoJackie Jia Lou | Birkbeck, University of London, UK
ORCID logoDavid Malinowski | San José State University, USA
ORCID logoAmiena Peck | University of the Western Cape, South Africa
Book Review Editor
ORCID logoKellie Gonçalves | University of Bern, Switzerland

In this day and age languages surround us everywhere; languages appear in flashy advertisements and commercials, names of buildings, streets and shops, instructions and warning signs, graffiti and cyber space. The dynamic field of Linguistic Landscape (LL) attempts to understand the motives, uses, ideologies, language varieties and contestations of multiple forms of ‘languages’ as they are displayed in public spaces. The rapidly growing research in LL grants it increasing importance within the field of language studies. LL research is grounded in a variety of theories, from politics and sociology to linguistics, and education, geography, economics, and law. The peer reviewed journal, Linguistic Landscape. An international journal (LL), publishes highly rigorous research anchored in a variety of disciplines. It is open to all research methodologies (e.g., qualitative, quantitative and others) and concerned with all domains and perspectives of LL. It will also include thematic issues around a given topic, book reviews and discussion forums.

LL publishes its articles Online First.

ISSN: 2214-9953 | E-ISSN: 2214-9961
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Latest articles

29 March 2024

  • Daniela Francesca Virdis , Elisabetta Zurru Ernestine Lahey . 2021. Language in Place: Stylistic Perspectives on Landscape, Place and Environment
    Reviewed by Sean P. Smith
  • 15 February 2024

  • Jeffrey L. Kallen . 2023. Linguistic Landscapes: A Sociolinguistic Approach
    Reviewed by Thom Huebner | LL 10:2 (2024) pp. 219–222
  • 9 January 2024

  • Domain dichotomy and sociolinguistic inequality in Philippine museum spaces : Evidence from the Linguistic Landscape
    Nicko Enrique L. Manalastas
  • 20 November 2023

  • Language contact, identity building and attitudes towards the use of a minoritized language in the public space
    Alba Arias Álvarez Sheryl Bernardo-Hinesley | LL 10:2 (2024) pp. 190–214
  • 16 November 2023

  • Language policy and national identity evolution in a new nation : A Timorese Linguistic Landscape revisited
    John Macalister | LL 10:2 (2024) pp. 111–135
  • 27 October 2023

  • Semiotic landscape in a green capital : The political economy of sustainability and environment
    Maida Kosatica | LL 10:2 (2024) pp. 136–165
  • 5 October 2023

  • Maida Kosatica . 2022. The Burden of Traumascapes: Discourses of remembering in Bosnia-Herzegovina and beyond
    Reviewed by Natalia Volvach
  • 22 September 2023

  • Exploring incongruity and humour in Linguistic Landscapes in Ghana
    Osei Yaw Akoto , Ebenezer Onumah Benjamin Amoakohene | LL 10:2 (2024) pp. 166–189
  • 15 September 2023

  • The semiotics of Kosovo’s streetscapes : German signage on vehicles as an example of moving landscapes
    Lumnije Jusufi Milote Sadiku | LL 10:1 (2024) p. 79
  • 11 September 2023

  • The Linguistic Landscape of the war : Minority languages, language activism, and contesting identities in Russia
    Vlada Baranova | LL 10:1 (2024) pp. 55–78
  • 4 September 2023

  • Amiena Peck , Christopher Stroud Quentin Williams (Eds.). 2019. Making sense of people and place in linguistic landscapes
    Reviewed by Samantha Zhan Xu | LL 10:2 (2024) pp. 215–218
  • 31 August 2023

  • Staging a tomatoscape : A case study in place branding and/as semiotic reflexivity
    Crispin Thurlow | LL 10:1 (2024) pp. 1–21
  • 21 August 2023

  • Language battles in the Linguistic Landscape of a divided capital : A comparative study of political economies of Greek-Cypriot and Turkish-Cypriot commercial establishments
    Christiana Themistocleous , Çise Çavuşoğlu Melis Özkara | LL 9:3 (2023) pp. 306–327
  • 17 August 2023

  • Semiotics of a Covid landscape : Tactical urbanism in a pandemic
    Gabriella Modan Susanna Schaller | LL 9:3 (2023) pp. 226–246
  • 14 August 2023

  • Hipsters and drunks, tourists and locals : Value production and ideological contestation in Calle Loíza
    Sara Isabel Castro Font | LL 9:3 (2023) pp. 247–267
  • Introducing the political economy of language in place/space
    Johan Järlehed , Tommaso M. Milani Tove Rosendal | LL 9:3 (2023) pp. 219–225
  • 10 August 2023

  • Scaling student feminisms : Between political possibility and capitalist capture
    Paloma Elvira Ruiz | LL 9:3 (2023) pp. 286–305
  • 7 August 2023

  • Geographies of inequalities : Bourdieusian intersubjectivity in people-in-place-centered Linguistic Landscape Studies
    Torun Reite | LL 9:3 (2023) pp. 268–285
  • 29 June 2023

  • Solvita Burr . 2020. Ceļvedis pilsētu tekstu izpētē. Populārzinātnisks izdevums valodniecībā
    Reviewed by Sanita Martena | LL 10:1 (2024) pp. 107–110
  • 9 June 2023

  • Turn-taking in the interactive Linguistic Landscape
    Richard Feddersen , Grit Liebscher Jennifer Dailey-O’Cain | LL 10:1 (2024) pp. 22–54
  • 24 May 2023

  • The prominence of English in the Linguistic Landscape of Jamshedpur
    Sneha Mishra | LL 9:4 (2023) pp. 413–437
  • 2 May 2023

  • Martina Bellinzona . 2021. Linguistic Landscape. Panorami urbani e scolastici nel XXI secolo
    Reviewed by Marcella Uberti-Bona | LL 10:1 (2024) pp. 104–106
  • 11 April 2023

  • Contextual graffiti and collective action frames at the Chilean social outbreak in 2019
    Melisa Miranda Correa | LL 9:4 (2023) pp. 387–412
  • 10 February 2023

  • Assessing the place of minoritized languages in postcolonial contexts using the Linguistic Landscape : The role of ethnographic information
    Bettina Migge | LL 9:4 (2023) pp. 329–356
  • 3 February 2023

  • Tong King Lee . 2022. Choreographies of Multilingualism: Writing and language ideology in Singapore
    Reviewed by James Chonglong Gu | LL 9:4 (2023) pp. 442–444
  • 19 January 2023

  • Seyed Hadi Mirvahedi (Ed.). 2022. Linguistic Landscapes in South-East Asia: The Politics of Language and Public Signage
    Reviewed by Chaojun Ma | LL 9:4 (2023) pp. 438–441
  • IssuesOnline-first articles

    Volume 10 (2024)

    Volume 9 (2023)

    Volume 8 (2022)

    Volume 7 (2021)

    Volume 6 (2020)

    Volume 5 (2019)

    Volume 4 (2018)

    Volume 3 (2017)

    Volume 2 (2016)

    Volume 1 (2015)

    Editorial Board
    ORCID logoJannis Androutsopoulos | University of Hamburg
    ORCID logoMonica Barni | University for Foreigners, Siena, Italy
    ORCID logoJasone Cenoz | University of the Basque Country, Spain
    Rebecca T. Garvin | University of Tennessee Southern
    ORCID logoDurk Gorter | University of the Basque Country, Spain
    David I. Hanauer | Indiana University of Pennsylvania, USA
    ORCID logoChristine Hélot | University of Strasbourg, France
    ORCID logoThom Huebner | San José State University, USA
    ORCID logoAdam Jaworski | University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    Hambaba Jimaima | University of Zambia
    ORCID logoRodney H. Jones | University of Reading, UK
    ORCID logoJeffrey L. Kallen | Trinity College, Ireland
    Patricia Lamarre | University of Montreal, Canada
    ORCID logoElizabeth Lanza | University of Oslo, Norway
    ORCID logoTommaso M. Milani | The Pennsylvania State University, USA
    ORCID logoGabriella Modan | The Ohio State University, USA
    ORCID logoLuisa Martín Rojo | University Autónoma of Madrid, Spain
    Laurence Mettewie | University of Namur, Belgium
    ORCID logoAneta Pavlenko | University of Oslo, Norway
    ORCID logoAlastair Pennycook | University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
    ORCID logoSari Pietikäinen | University of Jyväskylä, Finland
    Barbara Soukup | University of Vienna, Austria
    Christopher Stroud | University of the Western Cape, South Africa
    ORCID logoCrispin Thurlow | University of Bern, Switzerland
    ORCID logoStefania Tufi | University of Liverpool, UK
    Shoshi Waksman | Levinsky College of Education, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Hirut Woldemaram | Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia
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    3. Contributions must be in English. Spelling should be either American English or British English and should be consistent throughout the paper. If not written by a native speaker, it is advisable to have the paper checked by a native speaker prior to submission.

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    Montrul, S.A. (2008). Incomplete acquisition in bilingualism. Re-examining the age factor. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.


    Anderson, B. (2002). The fundamental equivalence of native and interlanguage grammars: Evidence from argument licensing and adjective position. Unpublished dotoral dissertation, Indiana University.

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    Brinton, D., Kagan, O., & Bauckus, S. (Eds.). (2008). Heritage language education. A new field emerging. London: Routledge.

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    Bullock, B.E., & Toribio, A.J. (2009). Trying to hit a moving target: On the sociophonetics of code-switching. In L. Isurin, D. Winford, & K. de Bot (Eds.), Multidisciplinary approaches to code switching (pp. 189-206). Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

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    Grosjean, F. (1998). Studying bilinguals. Methodological and conceptual issues. Bilingualism, Language and Cognition, 1(2), 131-149.

    Bobaljik, J.D., & Wurmbrand, S. (2002). Notes on agreement in Itelmen. Linguistic Discovery, 1(1). Available from

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    Liberman, M. (2006). Uptalk is not HRT. Language Log, 28 March 2006, retrieved on 30 March, from

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    Communication Studies

    Communication Studies

    Main BIC Subject

    CF: Linguistics

    Main BISAC Subject

    LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General