Lucia Satinská: Bratilicious Prešburg: Multilingualism of Linguistic Landscape in the Contemporary Bratislava

The study presents a research on the linguistic landscape of the contemporary Bratislava from the point of view of multilingualism (the representation and functions of the majority Slovak language, the global English language and the minority Hungarian language) and legislation (if some signs in public space are against the law, it does not have to mean that they are not communicatively successful). The traditional German–Hungarian–Slovak trilingualism of the city’s past is contrasted with the present tourist oriented Slovak–English–German trilingualism. It is shown that although Hungarian is the largest minority language in Bratislava, its visual representation is very small and only has a symbolic, not a communicative function.