Constructing Banglatown: Linguistic landscapes in London’s East End

Rasinger, Sebastian M. (2018) Constructing Banglatown: Linguistic landscapes in London’s East End. Linguistic Landscapes, 4 (1). pp. 72-95. ISSN 2214-9961

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This paper explores the linguistic landscape of the East London ward of Spitalfields and Banglatown, with particular emphasis on the visual prevalence of the linguistic and symbolic repertoire of Bangla. It suggests that Banglatown as a social product is constructed not only by its people, but by its semiotic and linguistic landscape and the interaction within it. A qualitative analysis of a sample of signs identifies several interrelated frames, which construct Banglatown as a distinct symbolic entity, whereby multiple layers of linguistic and discourse practices create a space that is as much for the Bangladeshi community as it is about it.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: © John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2018
Keywords: linguistics
Faculty: ARCHIVED Faculty of Arts, Law & Social Sciences (until September 2018)
Depositing User: Ian Walker
Date Deposited: 22 Jan 2018 13:39
Last Modified: 03 Feb 2022 09:43

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