Hello and Welcome!

Welcome

A big thank you for visiting our new site that looks at the Urban Linguistic Landscape.  2015 promises to be an exciting year for our project of mapping the urban linguistic landscape and we hope you can follow some of it with us.

We’ll be launching various features and projects here over the coming months, but in the meantime, feel free to follow us on our Facebook group.  This page has been up and running for a while with a great community taking photos of interesting language from all over the world.

If you would like to see some of the best photos from the last few months you can go to out Flickr page.  This page also includes our map of all the photos that have been uploaded so far.

And, of course, we also have a Twitter feed which you can follow at this address @murbll1

What is ‘Linguistic Landscapes’?

Basically, what we are trying to do is get people to share with us examples of interesting language they have found while walking down the street, sitting in a pub or doing their weekly shop.  Obviously, the word ‘interesting’ is highly subjective, so what might be interesting to you might not be to another person, but that is the beauty of our project.  There is no right or wrong about it.  If you like it, we’ll share it.  If you would like to see some of the examples people have already submitted, remember to go to our Flickr page.

Of course, there is more to the study of Linguistic Landscapes.  Damian has written an excellent introduction to the area, and we also have a Further Reading page which we will be adding to as and when we find relevant books, blogs and articles.

We hope you enjoy our site as it develops over time.  We’d love to hear what you think, so please leave us a message on Facebook, Twitter or in the comments below.

Stephen Greene & Damian Williams

Images: Mull by Stephen Greene – CC BY 4.0, Mull by Michelle Holcombe – CC By 4.0 and Mull by Cristiane Dias – CC BY 4.0

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