Symbols of Englishness in the Ariège Pyrenees of France
I follow a few French Instagrammers as I love to see what others are doing in the Ariège mountains. Some of them post using English rather than French language. I guess it’s to reach a wider audience. Now that’s interesting because in Ariège, English isn’t widely spoken. People tell me Spanish is taught in schools before English.
Signage in the public sphere is what we call the linguistic landscape. You don’t see written English very often in the Ariège public sphere, but below are some interesting observations from when I researched English migration to France.Continue reading “English language in the Ariège landscape”