Linguistic Landscape in Armenia: Language, Script, and IdeologyShare:
After graduating from the University of California, Los Angeles, Andrew Molica moved to Armenia to study the linguistic landscape of the country. What do public displays tell us about the sociolinguistic dynamics in Armenia and the language ideologies that shape them? Which factors influence the hierarchical positioning of languages in multilingual displays?
Through travel all across Armenia, the linguistic landscape will be documented with particular attention to differences between the urban and rural areas and institutional versus non-institutional displays of language. Andrew’s research will assess how language embodies and records the multifaceted forces which have shaped an emerging independent nation, the current social hierarchies and ideologies at play as it tries to project and claim a glocal identity, and potential indications of developing trends both in the Armenian and global linguistic environment.
State-Building Since Independence in ArmeniaKarena Avedissian, Ph.D. University of Birmingham Karena Avedissian’s research focuses on how attitudes about socio-economic and political realities in Armenia have changed....
Armenia: Assessing Civil Society and Trust in Political InstitutionsAnoush Djrbashian, B.A. University of Southern California How does trust, or the lack thereof, contribute to civil society development? Do Armenian citizens...