Elana Shohamy is a Professor at Tel Aviv University where she researches
co-existenceand rights in multilingual societies within Language Testing,
Language Policy, Migration and Linguistic Landscape.
She authored The power of tests (2001), Language policy (2006),
and co-edited two volumes on Linguistic Landscape.
She is current editor of the new journal Linguistic Landscape (Benjamins).
Elana was awarded the ILTA lifetime achievement award (2010).
Saturday 18th of March at 14:30
Elana's talk is kindly sponsored by
“LINGUISTIC LANDSCAPE: A Medium for Interpreting Societies
and Expanding the Scope of Language Teaching and Learning”
Linguistic Landscape (LL) refers to languages displayed in public spaces,
in multilingualcontext on signs,advertisements, buildings, streets and
billboards. 'Language’ within LL is broadly defined including semiotic
sources such as images, sounds, smells and people.
‘Who owns the public space’ is one major question that leads
to critical views of the public spaces. This talk will introduce these issues
and demonstrate how the public space can be instrumental
in transforming language teaching/learning in the classroom.
Elana Shohamy's interview to Maria Makra and George Tsioumanis for the TESOL Greece Newsletter, issue 133