Language And Society In A Changing Italy by Arturo Tosi PDF

By Arturo Tosi

ISBN-10: 1853595004

ISBN-13: 9781853595004

ISBN-10: 1853595012

ISBN-13: 9781853595011

This e-book examines the interrelation among language and society in modern Italy. It goals to supply an up to the moment account of linguistic variety, social edition, detailed codes and language kinds inside of Italian society, and in occasions of language touch either inside of and outdoors Italy.

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There is still the feeling (Castellani Pollidori 1994) that Italian could lose its richness because the showmen and protagonists on TV programmes use a limited range of expressions. In the same vein, others criticise the proliferation of foreign borrowings, especially from English, as this is thought to ‘pollute’ the Italian language irremediably. Other linguists minimise the negative aspects and refer to historical precedents that increased the vitality and wealth of Europe’s languages. De Mauro himself denies the negative impact of these innovations on young people’s language and feels that its basic creativity is not lessened.

Lepschy and Lepschy also add that ‘one can move between the two varieties of the standard and the two varieties of the dialect in an indefinite number of stages’. This practice is quite common, and switching from one variety to another (or the switching from a single element of one to those of 26 Part 1: Everyday Language another) is a frequent phenomenon and may be used to introduce a more friendly form of address in a more careful style of speech (andáte a káza túzi) or an ironic touch in a more friendly context (ve káza ragáttsi).

Some wish to settle, others are used to moving about. Some have a strong sense of the family; others can live away from their families Linguistic Diversity 39 for months or even years. Some have no wish to be identified with western culture and values, others seek full cultural integration, for their children if not for themselves. The same heterogeneity can be found in the aspirations of Eastern Europeans, for whom immigration was an individual rather than community project. A major variable in language use and attitudes towards maintenance is whether they left with the family or alone.

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