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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
Written By: Elton Prifti
URL: http://www.degruyter.com/view/product/185996?format=G
Series Title: De Gruyter Beihefte zur Zeitschrift für romanische Philologie 375
Description:

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.

Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Sociolinguistics
Language Contact
Subject Language(s): English
Italian
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9783110297584
Pages: 447
Prices: Europe EURO 89.95

 
 
Format: Electronic
ISBN-13: 9783110300352
Pages: 447
Prices: Europe EURO 89.95