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Rasinger, Sebastian M. 2014. Linguistic landscapes in Southern Carinthia (Austria). Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development 35 (6) : 580–602.
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Novel legislation has fortified the status of established minority Slovene in Southern Carinthia (Austria) by asking municipalities with a great Slovene population to install bilingual German-Slovene topographic signs showing their municipal frontiers. This qualitative analysis of the linguistic landscapes (LL) of civic, commercial and church frames unveils a heterogeneous image, at large heavily inclined towards monolingual German, partly caused by eclectic legal bilingual status attribution. Only the church frame's LL is marked by a rather harmonic utilization of both German and Slovene.