Publication details [#58542]

Muth, Sebastian. 2014. Informal signs as expressions of multilingualism in Chisinau: how individuals shape the public space of a post-Soviet capital. International Journal of the Sociology of Language 228 : 29–53.
Publication type
Article in journal
Publication language
Language as a subject
Place, Publisher
De Gruyter


This linguistic landscape analysis of private individuals' signs (ads for language courses, work chances abroad or political opinion expression) in various parts of Chisinau, the capital of the Moldovan Republic, reveals that Russian is broadly employed as local lingua franca, countering official policies that indicate Romanian Moldovan as single national language.