On Visibility and Legitimisation of Languages: The ‘Linguistic Landscape’ in Adaama, Ethiopia

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Wolff, H. Ekkehard; Berhanu, Sileshi; Fulea, Getinet;
  • Publisher: Universität Hamburg, Hiob Ludolf Centre for Ethiopian Studies
  • Journal: Aethiopica (issn: 2194-4024, eissn: 1430-1938)
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  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.15460/aethiopica.16.1.704
  • Subject: Ethiopian Studies; | Linguistics; History; Sociolinguistics; Language Representation; Advertisment; Orormo; Amharic; Arabic; English; | ddc:300 | ddc:400 | ddc:420 | ddc:490 | ddc:900 | ddc:910 | ddc:960

With a focus on the city of Adaama (formerly: Nazret), the biggest urban agglomeration in Oromia Regional State, the paper addresses the “linguistic landscape” which is indicative of the overall sociolinguistic situation of a polity. Language use in the public space has... View more