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  • 1. An adaptation of J. Cenoz and D. Gorter’s “Linguistic Landscape and Minority Languages”
  • 2. A Linguistic Landscape on: <ul><li>Two blocks in two bilingual cities that are part of the same village. </li></ul><ul><li>English as the primary language. </li></ul><ul><li>Spanish, is spoken as a minority language. </li></ul>
  • 3. An analysis of: <ul><li>39 Signs </li></ul><ul><li>The use and characteristics of languages used on each establishment and the relationship to its sociolinguistic context. </li></ul>
  • 4. Village of Hempstead, NY <ul><li>Front Street, Uniondale </li></ul><ul><li>English </li></ul><ul><li>Spanish </li></ul><ul><li>Fulton Street, Hempstead </li></ul><ul><li>English </li></ul><ul><li>Spanish </li></ul>
  • 5. Nassau County
  • 6. Hempstead/Uniondale
  • 7. Background Information
  • 8. Hempstead <ul><li>Population in 2000: 56,554 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Value:  14,036 Persons/Sq Mile </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Projected Population in 2007: 754,613 </li></ul><ul><li>Approximately 12.8% of the population can understand, speak or write Spanish </li></ul>
  • 9. Hempstead <ul><li>Races: % value </li></ul><ul><li>Languages: % value </li></ul>
  • 10. Uniondale <ul><li>Population in 2000: 23,011 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Value: 8,427 Persons/Sq Mile </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Projected Population in 2007: 25,294 </li></ul><ul><li>Approximately 24.7 % of the population can understand, speak or write Spanish </li></ul>
  • 11. Uniondale <ul><li>Races: % value </li></ul><ul><li>Languages: % value </li></ul>
  • 12. <ul><li>Which are the languages displayed in the linguistic landscape of Uniondale and Hempstead? </li></ul><ul><li>What are the characteristics of bilingual signs? </li></ul>Research Questions
  • 13. Methodology <ul><li>Digital pictures of texts </li></ul><ul><li>Variables: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Number of languages on the sign </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Languages on the sign </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>First language and type of font on bilingual signs </li></ul></ul>
  • 14. Research question 1: Number of Languages displayed
  • 15. Language on sign E: English S: Spanish
  • 16. Hempstead Monolingual English
  • 17. Hempstead Monolingual Spanish
  • 18. Hempstead English/Spanish
  • 19. Hempstead Spanish/English
  • 20. Uniondale Monolingual English
  • 21. Uniondale Monolingual Spanish
  • 22. Uniondale English/Spanish
  • 23. Uniondale Spanish/English
  • 24. Research Question 2: The characteristics of bilingual signs
  • 25. First language on bilingual signs E: English S: Spanish
  • 26. Hempstead Bilingual Sign S/E
  • 27. Uniondale Bilingual Sign E/S
  • 28. Type of font on bilingual signs
  • 29. Hempstead Bilingual sign with Different Fonts
  • 30. Uniondale Bilingual sign with Different Fonts
  • 31. Translation in bilingual signs
  • 32. Hempstead Word to Word Translation
  • 33. Hempstead Partial Translation
  • 34. Uniondale Word to Word Translation
  • 35. Uniondale Partial Translation
  • 36. Conclusions <ul><li>The signs show that in both Hempstead and Uniondale, English is the prominent language. </li></ul><ul><li>There are more bilingual signs than monolingual signs in both cities. </li></ul><ul><li>English appears first in the majority of bilingual signs. </li></ul><ul><li>The type of font used in bilingual signs is bigger for English than for Spanish. </li></ul><ul><li>The study shows that both English and Spanish are used for communication in shops and other businesses around the area, which reflects the power and influence that the minority language has in both cities. </li></ul>

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