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Conflict, Exclusion and Dissent in the Linguistic Landscape

  • Rani Rubdy
  • Selim Ben Said

Part of the Language and Globalization book series (LAGL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Conflict and Exclusion: The Linguistic Landscape as an Arena of Contestation

  3. Conflict and Exclusion

  4. Dissent and Protest

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 304-306

About this book


This book explores the dynamics of the linguistic landscape as a site of conflict, exclusion, and dissent. It focuses on socio-historical, economic, political and ideological issues, such as reflected in mass protest demonstrations, to forge links between landscape, identity, social justice and power.


Linguistic Landscape Conflict Contestation Protest Exclusion identity multilingual Nation social justice

Editors and affiliations

  • Rani Rubdy
    • 1
  • Selim Ben Said
    • 2
  1. 1.National Institute of EducationNanyang Technological UniversitySingapore
  2. 2.The Chinese University of Hong KongChina

About the editors

Selim Ben Said, Chinese University of Hong Kong Carmen Cáceda, Western Oregon University, USA Melissa L. Curtin, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA Patricia Giménez Eguíbar, Western Oregon University, USA David I. Hanauer, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, USA Luanga A. Kasanga, University of Bahrain Hayat Messekher, Ecole Normale Supérieure de Bouzaréah, Algeria Sebastian Muth, University of Fribourg, Switzerland Rani Rubdy, National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore Corinne Seals, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand Mark Sebba, Lancaster University, UK Sonia Shiri, University of Arizona, USA Mei Shan Tan, National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore Jo Thistlethwaite, Lancaster University, UK Rob Troyer, Western Oregon University, USA Ruanni Tupas, National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore Lionel Wee, National University of Singapore

Bibliographic information


“This book has demonstrated an achievement in expanding linguistic landscape research and included many semiotic analyses of resources such as banners, flags, graffiti, cyberspace, and buildings. … this book is suitable for any postgraduate students who intend to conduct their research on linguistic and semiotic landscapes.” (Teresa Ong, The Linguist List,, August, 2017)

“This collection of essays on Linguistic Landscape (LL) research is organised around the theme of LL as a site of contestation. … This interesting volume is organised around an important and highly pertinent set of themes. … its breadth of discussions, most of which are not only thought-provoking but help LL study further establish itself within sociolinguistics.” (Robert Blackwood, Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2016)