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The Linguistic Landscape of Traditional Blocks in Wudianshi China

Tiantian Liu, Yanping Wu


From the perspective of linguistic landscape’s actors, taking Wudianshi traditional blocks as the research object, this study aims to analyze the functions and characteristics of linguistic landscape in public space, and investigate the current situation and problems of the linguistic landscape. It is found that there are some problems in the construction of linguistic landscape in Wudianshi, such as non-standard use of traditional and simplified characters, the mistranslation of multilingual language signs, and broken, shabby and small number of linguistic landscape signs. In this regard, this study further discusses how to improve the linguistic landscape of traditional blocks.

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