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Title: Cultural and Linguistic Policy Abroad
Subtitle: The Italian Experience
Written By: Mariella Totaro-Genevois
URL: http://www.multilingual-matters.com/multi/display.asp?isb=1853597996
Series Title: Multilingual Matters
Description:

This book investigates Italian foreign cultural policy from the 1947
Constitution to the present. How has Italy conveyed its language and
culture to the outside world? Where does the Italian experience fit into a
wider international context? Finally, what can be learned from the answers
to such questions in relation to the Italian experience in Australia?

Publication Year: 2005
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
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Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Subject Language(s): Italian
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ISBN: 1853598003
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Pages: 288
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ISBN: 1853597996
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 288
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