Do signs that are not written in English make you feel uncomfortable?
A Massey University study in to the effects of migrant signs displayed in languages other than English found that such signs can offer comfort to new migrants from that community, but can also alienate and make local residents feel uncomfortable, reports the Herald.
The study, called "The Cosmopolitics of Linguistic Landscapes", looked at 500 "linguistic landscape" photographs taken in Auckland. Dr Robin Peace said that reactions from locals could include "annoyance" and "repugnance".
Should all foreign language signs have to be displayed in English and Maori as well?