This article presents the project Language Traces in the City, developed at the Western Norway University of Applied Sciences (HVL) in 2021. The project aims to increase interest in and knowledge of language as intangible cultural heritage. To do this, students develop digital language routes in the cityscape. Central theoretical frameworks in this project are onomastics and sociolinguistics, and the posts disseminate knowledge on themes such as history of language, language variation, multilingualism, and language in relation to identity and power. We argue that inviting students to curate knowledge about language in the cityscape can offer creative and new perspectives on place names and the linguistic landscape.
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