Documenti

Le parole ritrovate

  • Alessandro Masi
  • LINGUA

"Alessandro Masi ci avverte che la perdita delle parole è un fatto rilevante nella vita e nella cultura. Non qualcosa di secondario. Prova a ritrovarle e a riproporle. Così se ne capisce il valore”: Andrea Riccardi, presidente della Società Dante Alighieri, illustra così il saggio di Alessandro Masi (segretario generale della Dante) “Le parole ritrovate”, a cura di Giammarco Cardillo.

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Language and identities in US communities of Italian origin

  • Anna De Fina
  • LINGUA
  • ESTERO
  • LINGUISTICA

In this article I discuss relationships between language use and identity among Italian Americans. […] I  provide a brief overview of the linguistic development of Italian Americans in the USA in order to provide a frame of reference to the discussion of the links between language use and identities. I then focus in particular on the following phenomena: symbolic uses of individual Italian words or expressions within talk in English, engagement with the heritage language in Italian-American families and storytelling, to illustrate how Italianness is constructed through those practices in different communities.

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Evolving linguistic identities among the Italian-American youth: Perceptions from linguistic autobiographies

  • Hermann W Haller
  • LINGUA
  • ESTERO
  • LINGUISTICA

The texts address changing linguistic behavior and attitudes, from childhood through adulthood, pondering exposure to Italian dialects, standard Italian, English and other languages.

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Linguistic identities of Italian in Italy and North America

  • Hermann W Haller, Lori Repetti
  • LINGUA
  • ESTERO
  • LINGUISTICA

As a tribute to the 150th anniversary of the Italian unification, this issue of Forum Italicum explores the linguistic identities of contemporary Italian, including its multiple identities encountered in North America. It includes papers presented for this occasion during the fifth ‘Settimana della Lingua Italiana nel Mondo’ at a conference held at the Italian Cultural Institute in New York on 20 October 2011, on the topic ‘The Identity of Italian in Italy and North America’

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Trilingual Talk in Sicilian-Australian Migrant Families

  • Antonia Rubino
  • LINGUA
  • ESTERO
  • LINGUISTICA

In this study, Rubino analyzes and compares data from two different Sicilian-Australian families’ home interactions, with the goal of shedding light on the “linguistic and cultural identity of Sicilians in Australia, one of largest regional groups within the broader context of twentieth-century Italian immigration to this continent (and elsewhere).

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Sulla diaspora della letteratura e cultura italiana

  • Francesco Durante, Luigi Bonaffini e Joseph Perricone

Questa recensione/articolo mette a fuoco due importanti antologie, pubblicate, ambedue, nel 2014 dalla Fordham University Press, il cui argomento riguarda lo sfaccettato e complesso fenomeno della letteratura e cultura italiana d'emigrazione sia negli Stati Uniti sia nel mondo.

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