English and Other Languages in the Linguistic Landscape of Koh Lipe, Satun: Distribution, Domains, Functions, and Glocalization


  • Pairote Bennui Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Thaksin University, Songkhla, 90000 Thailand


English, Other Languages, Linguistic Landscape, Koh Lipe, Distribution-Domains-Functions-Glocalization


Koh Lipe, Satun Province is considered a multilingual island where locals and foreigners reside. This results in a remarkable phenomenon of linguistic landscape of this tourist community in which English plays a vital role. Thus, this study aims
to describe the distributional, domain, and functional features of English and other languages in monolingual, bilingual, and multilingual signs of the island. It also discusses the features of glocalization of English as found in the data collected.
Based on a quantitative and qualitative analysis using the linguistic landscape and World Englishes frameworks, results revealed that 370 signs were linguistically remarkable. They provided specific distributional patterns of language choices,
domains of top-down and bottom-up conditions, and functions in which English contacts other Asian and European languages. Moreover, these linguistic landscape features mirror their glocalized English in a southern Thai context.


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How to Cite

Bennui, P. . (2023). English and Other Languages in the Linguistic Landscape of Koh Lipe, Satun: Distribution, Domains, Functions, and Glocalization. Journal of Multidisciplinary in Social Sciences, 19(3), 32–47. Retrieved from https://so03.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/sduhs/article/view/274231



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