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Bilingual Signs in Carinthia: International Treaties, the Ortstafelstreit, and the Spaces of German


Analyzing the long-running conflict surrounding bilingual (German-Slovene) signs in Southern Austria, this article approaches the Ortstafelstreit as an illustration of the performative character of national languages, the performances to which contested national languages give rise, and the destabilization of national languages in a transnational era.

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