LINGUISTIC LANDSCAPE OF WRITTEN LANGUAGE AT PUBLIC SPACES AND EFFORTS TO PREVENT THE TRANSMISSION OF THE CORONA VIRUS

Indonesia

  • Oktavianus
Keywords: the language, public space, linguistic landscape, corona virus, text

Abstract

This article is an attempt to study the landscape of written languages at public spaces in order to prevent the transmission of corona virus. Public spaces are the spaces where people gather, interact and communicate to each other such as at school, the worship places, the markets, public streets, hospitals, air ports, and public transportations. The study is focused on the the designs and functions of languages at public spaces. The data for this study are collected from the use of written languages related to corona virus  as  displayed on billboards and banners. The study is conducted by applying linguistic landscape and discourse analysis approach.  The results of the study indicate that the landscape of the languages of public spaces used to prevent coronavirus are very dynamic and have various designs. In terms of the use of signs, the landscapes of the languages at public spaces are the combination among linguistic and nonlinguistic signs with an attractive design and layout. In terms of functions, the languages at public places which are displayed in the billboards and banners have the function to educate people to avoid the transmission of coronavirus.

Published
2021-04-28
How to Cite
[1]
Oktavianus, “LINGUISTIC LANDSCAPE OF WRITTEN LANGUAGE AT PUBLIC SPACES AND EFFORTS TO PREVENT THE TRANSMISSION OF THE CORONA VIRUS”, Lazuardi, vol. 4, no. 1, pp. 43-56, Apr. 2021.
Section
Jurnal Lazuardi