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LINGUIST List 24.5291

Wed Dec 18 2013

Books: Italoamericano [Italian-American: Italian and English in Contact in the United States. A Migrational and Diachronic Analysis of Variation]: Prifti

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Date: 17-Dec-2013
From: Linda Steglich <linda.steglichdegruyter.com>
Subject: Italoamericano [Italian-American: Italian and English in Contact in the United States. A Migrational and Diachronic Analysis of Variation]: Prifti
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Title: Italoamericano [Italian-American: Italian and English in Contact
in the United States. A Migrational and Diachronic Analysis of Variation]
Subtitle: Italiano e inglese in contatto negli USA. Analisi diacronica variazionale e migrazionale
Series Title: De Gruyter Beihefte zur Zeitschrift für romanische Philologie 375
Published: 2013
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
                http://www.degruyter.com/mouton

Book URL: http://www.degruyter.com/view/product/185996?format=G

Author: Elton Prifti
Electronic: ISBN: 9783110300352 Pages: 447 Price: Europe EURO 89.95
Hardback: ISBN: 9783110297584 Pages: 447 Price: Europe EURO 89.95
Abstract:

The Italian migration to the United States spurred a particularly dynamic and multifarious language contact between Italian varieties and American English, which is the main object of study of this monograph. The Italian-American linguistic contact is characterized by a duration of more than 400 years, a wide geographic diffusion and a variable intensity. The author undertakes a diachronic variational analysis of its dynamics and results and provides a methodological innovation for contact studies. Foreword by Tullio De Mauro.

Tra le più note realtà linguistiche italiane all’estero spicca quella italoamericana, risultato dell’emigrazione degli italiani negli USA, contraddistinta da un dinamismo particolare. L’analisi diacronica variazionale e migrazionale delle dinamiche del contatto italoamericano rappresenta una novità metodologica nell’ambito della ricerca contattuale. L’intensità e l’estensione del fenomeno italoamericano nel tempo e nello spazio si rispecchiano nella composizione del variegato corpus di dati empirici. La prefazione è di Tullio de Mauro.

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
                            Language Contact
                            Sociolinguistics

Subject Language(s): English (eng)
                            Italian (ita)

Written In: Italian (ita)

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