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Abstract

Περίληψη

Η Κύπρος και η πρωτεύουσα της, η Λευκωσία, έχουν διαιρεθεί από μια ελεγχόμενη από τον Ο.Η.Ε. ζώνη ασφαλείας (Πράσινη Γραμμή) λόγω του πολέμου το 1974. Το 2003, η μερική άρση των περιορισμών στην ελεύθερη μετακίνηση επέτρεψε σε Ελληνοκυπρίους και Τουρκοκύπριους να περάσουν ξανά στην ‘άλλη πλευρά’ μετά από 30 χρόνια διαχωρισμού και η αυξημένη κινητικότητα, ιδίως μέσω του σημείου διέλευσης της οδού Λήδρας στο κέντρο της Λευκωσίας, έφερε μια νέα δυναμική στην περιοχή. Η ανάλυση φωτογραφικών δεδομένων τα οποία συλλέχθηκαν κατά τη διάρκεια τριών ετών από το Γλωσσικό Τοπίο της Πράσινης Γραμμής στην οδό Λήδρας αποκαλύπτει ότι εφήμερα σημεία (ephemeral signs) γραμμένα στα Ελληνικά, Τουρκικά και Αγγλικά χρησιμοποιούνται για να δημιουργήσουν σχέσεις και να ενισχύσουν τους κοινωνικούς δεσμούς μεταξύ των δύο ‘πρώην εχθρών’, καθώς επίσης και για να προωθήσουν ιδεολογίες οι οποίες αντιτίθενται σε διαδεδομένες εθνικιστικές τοποθετήσεις. Υιοθετώντας μια νέα έννοια του όρου ‘κοινότητα’ (Blokland, 2017), η μελέτη αυτή αποκαλύπτει πώς μια καινούρια, φαντασιακή κοινότητα (imagined community) μπορεί να δημιουργηθεί σε συγκρουσιακά περιβάλλοντα μέσω της χρήσης γραπτών δημόσιων επιγραφών στο Γλωσσικό Τοπίο.

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Keyword(s): border , buffer zone , community , conflict , Cyprus , ephemeral signs , identity , ideologies , Linguistic Landscape and mobility
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