Атанасова 2017: Talking Space: A Linguistic Portrait of a popular tourist location in Veliko Turnovo.// Славова и др. (ред.) "New Paradigms in English Studies: language, linguistics, literature and culture in higher education". София: УИ "Св. Климент Охридски", 35-53. ISBN 978-954-07-4371-4
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The aim of the paper is to provide a linguistic map of the Tsarevets hill and the square below it. The portrait of the place is sketched within the framework of Linguistic Landscaping Studies (LLS), a branch of sociolinguistics which studies language in social space. Language and space are explored in the conditions of mobility, globalization and superdiversity. The linguistic portrait of Tsarevets, obtained through linguistic landscaping and ethnographic observation, can not only be used as a tool for detecting social changes and changes in language use, but also throw light on the way English taught at schools works outside the classroom. Thus, it provides important implications about how English language instruction in Bulgarian environment can reflect the dynamic interplay of variables in complex sociolinguistic systems.
linguisitc landscape, ethnographic observation, translanguaging, indexicality