Linguistic Landscape Deluxe

Linguistic Landscape Deluxe

A traveling exhibition for schools

Linguistic diversity is an important cultural resource of the world. Every language has its unique characteristics and is tied to a distinctive understanding of the world. It is essential that young people get to know and speak the language of their culture. Languages facilitate our personal development and expand our horizons.

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The idea for the traveling exhibition Linguistic landscape Deluxe was developed due to the immense success of the exhibition Linguistic landscape Graz. A city speaks 150 languages. School classes in particular showed great interest in the exhibition which was open to visitors at the City Museum Graz in 2011. Linguistic landscape Deluxe is now a portable exhibition format that can be easily set up at different schools.

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Linguistic landscape Deluxe encourages people to engage with languages and addresses the question how living together in a multilingual context can be successful. The exhibition invites visitors to participate: through a journey of discovery about different words, a quiz on the world’s languages, various games about ways in which languages mix and interact, a language consultation hour and many more activities! Further information materials are available which include many suggestions as well as sound examples and the animated short film wir sprechen uns.

The exhibition is designed for children between 8 and 14 years old but is also perfectly suitable for adult education. Schools in all of Austria can book the exhibition free of cost. Upon request, we can – in cooperation with our partnering organizations – organize workshops to complement the traveling exhibition. The workshop leaders’ remuneration is to be paid by the school.

Information about booking

A selection of topics from the exhibition

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The world is naturally multilingual!

When we think of multilingualism, we tend to think of far-off islands – but multilingualism is just as much part of our own everyday life. Moreover, multilingualism has been the norm both historically as well as across the globe; monolingualism is the exception.

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Languages don’t have barriers!

The exhibition invites visitors to participate: there is a treasure map which leads to different treasuries of words, a quiz on numbers and facts about the world’s languages, a loanword search puzzle, games about ways in which languages mix and interact, a language consultation hour and many more activities.

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Young people save languages!

Linguistic diversity is an important cultural resource of the world. It is essential that young people get to know and speak the language of their culture. This way, the knowledge that is embedded in languages can be preserved. Additionally, languages facilitate our personal development and expand our horizons.

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Credits

A production by Akademie Graz and treffpunkt sprachen / Plurilingualism Research Unit at the University of Graz and the association [spiːk] – Sprache, Identität, Kultur

Curators: Astrid Kury and Barbara Schrammel-Leber

Concept and implementation: Judith Huber and Enrico Barth – perpetuum

Graphic design: Martin Hofbauer – taska

Texts: Astrid Kury, Barbara Schrammel-Leber, in cooperation with Katharina Lanzmaier-Ugri

Editors: Judith Huber, Heidi Oswald

Kindly supported by: Austrian Commission for UNESCO, Österreichische Gesellschaft für politische Bildung, Integrationsressort/Land Steiermark, Europe direct/Land Steiermark, Kulturabteilung/Land Steiermark, Stadt Graz Kultur/Wissenschaft/Tourismus, Österreichisches Sprachen-Kompetenz-Zentrum, the association Europäisches Fremdsprachenzentrum in Österreich.

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