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AbstractThis article traces how new linguistic practices emerge alongside the development of tourism in Hawai‘i and Japan. We trace and describe two networks of tourism to illustrate how signs, speech, and embodied communication materialize in actor networks. We frame these new spatial...
AbstractThis special issue builds on sociolinguistic research in tourism, semiotic landscapes, language materiality, and multilingual and multimodal practices to explore how spaces for tourism are formed at the nexus of language and the material world.
AbstractThis paper examines the discursive practices of sea turtle ecotourism that transform a beach in Hawai‘i into a popular sea turtle tourism destination. I analyze the circulation of an ecotourism discourse of spectacular nature that cycles through several distinct circuits of discursive...
AbstractThis article closely examines how both linguistic and non-linguistic objects and inscriptions emplaced in the built environment transform the traditional residential-business street into a space of consumption for a new generation of Chinese tourists. The data consists of observation...
AbstractThis article examines the recent growth of culinary tourism in the Basque Country (Hegoalde or Southern Basque Country), and how its effects have shaped the use of Euskara (the Basque language) and multilingual practices through concepts of materiality. Derived from my research, which...
AbstractThis article builds upon research which analyses the reconstruction of cities in China as an integral part of image-making discourses competing to attract mobile capital. It extends that literature beyond urban places to urbanisation processes, examining the material and linguistic...
AbstractThe articles in the present special issue, Tourism spaces at the nexus of language and materiality, are commented on through the lens of “sociolinguistic change” (Coupland 2014), and four pairs of relations: modernity and tradition; de- and re-centering of languages; elite and mass...
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