LINGUIST List 29.4186

Fri Oct 26 2018

Books: The Impact of the English Language in Italy: Carlucci

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Date: 24-Oct-2018
From: Ulrich Ulrich <>
Subject: The Impact of the English Language in Italy: Carlucci
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Title: The Impact of the English Language in Italy
Subtitle: Linguistic Outcomes and Political Implications
Series Title: LINCOM Studies in Sociolinguistics 16
Published: 2018
Publisher: Lincom GmbH

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Author: Alessandro Carlucci
Hardback: ISBN: 9783862888795 Pages: 136 Price: Europe EURO 86.80

This book offers a detailed account of the impact that contact with the English language has had on Italian language and society. The first chapter places the Italian case within the current sociolinguistic and language policy debates on the spread of English as a global language. The following chapters focus on how English influences have contributed to the historical development of certain grammatical structures of the Italian language, from phonology to word-formation and syntax.

Finally, Chapter 5 turns to lexical influence in order to assess the specific contribution of American English, as opposed to other varieties of English. The book as a whole shows how the impact of English on the history of the Italian language is linked to the social stratifications and hierarchies of prestige and power within the community that uses Italian, and how these hierarchies and stratifications are in turn affected by the spread of English.

Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics

Subject Language(s): Italian (ita)

Written In: English (eng)

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