Publication details [#66061]

Lipovsky, Caroline. 2019. Belleville's linguistic heterogeneity viewed from its landscape. The International Journal of Multilingualism 16 (3) : 224–269.
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Language as a subject
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This inquiry explores multilingualism, as seen in street signage, more specifically shopfronts, in the Parisian Belleville neighbourhood. Despite a national policy that promulgates the superiority of the French language, immigrant communities in Belleville get across in gaining visibility in the linguistic landscape. The inquiry also documents the influence of the English language on Belleville's linguistic landscape.