A Linguistic History of Italian

A Linguistic History of Italian

Although the book concentrates on the internal history of the language, the emergence of Italian is considered against the wider background of the history of italian dialects, and other external factors such as cultural and social ...

Author: Martin Maiden

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317899273

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 318

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A Linguistic History of Italian offers a clear and concise explanation of why modern Italian grammar has become the way it is. It focuses on the effects of historical changes on the modern structure of Italian, revealing patterns and structures which are not always apparent to those who are only familiar with modern Italian. Although the book concentrates on the internal history of the language, the emergence of Italian is considered against the wider background of the history of italian dialects, and other external factors such as cultural and social influences are also examined.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

A Linguistic History of Venice

A Linguistic History of Venice

Author: Ronnie Ferguson

Publisher: Librarie Droz

ISBN: STANFORD:36105124250171

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 320

View: 455

Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The History of Linguistics in Italy

The History of Linguistics in Italy

This volume brings together the papers published in Historiographia Linguistica 9:3 (1982), which was devoted to the history of linguistics in Italy, with Marazzini's paper first published in Historiographia Linguistica 10:1/2 (1983), and ...

Author: Paolo Ramat

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027245151

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 364

View: 812

This volume brings together the papers published in Historiographia Linguistica 9:3 (1982), which was devoted to the history of linguistics in Italy, with Marazzini's paper first published in Historiographia Linguistica 10:1/2 (1983), and an original article by Franco Lo Piparo expressly written for this volume. The present volume provides in addition an index of subjects, as well as an index of names, which supplies bio-bibliographical references to authors discussed.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Social History of Language

The Social History of Language

This volume of essays brings together work by social historians of Britain, France and Italy.

Author: Peter Burke

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521317630

Category: History

Page: 219

View: 573

This volume of essays brings together work by social historians of Britain, France and Italy.
Categories: History

Women Language and Grammar in Italy 1500 1900

Women  Language and Grammar in Italy  1500 1900

In the sixteenth century Italian was a literary language not accessible to the less educated, among them women, who would instead speak a local dialect.

Author: Helena Sanson

Publisher: OUP/British Academy

ISBN: 0197264832

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 420

View: 836

In the sixteenth century Italian was a literary language not accessible to the less educated, among them women, who would instead speak a local dialect. Little attention has been paid to women's linguistic education, but this study shows the vital role they played in developing Italian as a true mother tongue.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Romance Languages and Linguistic Theory 2006

Romance Languages and Linguistic Theory 2006

The annual conference series Going Romance has developed into a major European discussion forum where ideas about language and linguistics and about Romance languages in particular are put in an inter-active perspective, giving room to both ...

Author: Danièle Torck

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027248190

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 262

View: 438

The annual conference series Going Romance has developed into a major European discussion forum where ideas about language and linguistics and about Romance languages in particular are put in an inter-active perspective, giving room to both universality and Romance-internal variation. The current volume contains a selection of the papers that were presented at the 20th Going Romance conference, held at the VU University in Amsterdam in December 2006. The papers in the volume deal with current issues in phonology, morphology, syntax, and semantics, and range across a variety of Romance languages."
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Mother Tongues and Other Reflections on the Italian Language

Mother Tongues and Other Reflections on the Italian Language

In this collection of six scholarly essays on the Italian language, Giulio Lepschy discusses issues ranging from Italian literary and spoken history to prosody and a play of the Italian Renaissance.

Author: Giulio C. Lepschy

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 0802037291

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 148

View: 411

In this collection of six scholarly essays on the Italian language, Giulio Lepschy discusses issues ranging from Italian literary and spoken history to prosody and a play of the Italian Renaissance.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Multilingualism in Italy Past and Present

Multilingualism in Italy  Past and Present

This inaugural volume in a new series offers an overview of current research in Italian linguistics by specialists in Great Britiain.

Author: Anna Laura Lepschy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: UOM:39015060041889

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 220

View: 604

This inaugural volume in a new series offers an overview of current research in Italian linguistics by specialists in Great Britiain. Topics range from the formation, present state and future prospects of Italian dialects, to the notion of 'standard' in the context of the European tradition. Further contributions cover the different strands of Renaissance Italian, the problem of language death and the presence of Italian as lingua franca in the Mediterranean area. Research into contemporary language includes gender issues in Italian lexicography and the ambivalent 'politically correct' forms referring to minorities. The volume concludes with studies on the translation of legal texts and on the status accorded to different languages within the European Union. The book will be invaluable for university students of Italian or of linguistics and will provide a comprehensive survey for all interested in the Italian language and its history.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Women in the History of Linguistics

Women in the History of Linguistics

This volume offers a ground-breaking investigation into women's contribution to the description, analysis, and codification of languages across a wide range of linguistic and cultural traditions.

Author: Professor of French Philology and Linguistics Wendy Ayres-Bennett

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198754954

Category: Linguistics

Page: 672

View: 502

This volume offers a ground-breaking investigation into women's contribution to the description, analysis, and codification of languages across a wide range of linguistic and cultural traditions. The chapters explore a variety of spheres of activity, from the production of dictionaries and grammars to language teaching methods and language policy.
Categories: Linguistics

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Lingua gestuale italiana USE Italian Sign Language Lingua infinitiva italiana
USE Lingua italiana infinitiva Lingua ... USE Language awareness Linguistic
change ( May Subd Geog ) UF Change , Linguistic BT Historical linguistics
Language ...

Author: Library of Congress

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105111057720

Category: Subject headings, Library of Congress

Page:

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Categories: Subject headings, Library of Congress

Rethinking Languages in Contact

Rethinking Languages in Contact

"Taking as its theme the interaction between Italian and other languages, and marking the 50th anniversary of the publication of Weinreich's seminal Languages in Contact, this volume provides an up-to-date survey of the role of linguistic ...

Author: Anna-Laura Lepschy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351195492

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 212

View: 309

"Taking as its theme the interaction between Italian and other languages, and marking the 50th anniversary of the publication of Weinreich's seminal Languages in Contact, this volume provides an up-to-date survey of the role of linguistic and cultural interaction in the process of language change. The range of contributions covers: theoretical issues; different forms of language contact in Medieval and Renaissance Italy; dialect transition and diversity in the North and South of Italy; lexical and morphological borrowings; register and syntactic loans in the Romance area; old and new contact varieties of Italian in the Mediterranean, including Malta and North Africa; and, finally, Italian under pressure from English in EU institutions. The volume is published in memory of Joseph Cremona (1922-2003), and includes a bibliography of his work. Anna Laura Lepschy is Visiting Professor at the Universities of Reading and Toronto, and Emeritus Professor at University College London. Arturo Tosi is Professor of Italian at Royal Holloway, University of London. With the contributions: Peter Matthews - On Re-reading Weinreich's Languages in Contact; Nigel Vincent; Languages in Contact in Medieval Italy; Brian Richardson - Latin and Italian in Contact in Some Renaissance Grammars; Cecilia Robustelli - Latin and Vernacular in Contact in the Sixteenth Century: The Latin Model of Giambullari's Grammar; and, Mair Parry - Markedness, Salience and Language Change: Exploring an Italo-Romance Transition Area. It also includes: John Green - The North-South Axis of Romance: Contact Reinforcing Typology? Martin Maiden - Accommodating Synonymy: How Some Italo-Romance Verbs React to Lexical and Morphological Borrowing; Chris Pountain - Syntactical Borrowing as a Function of Register; Adam Ledgeway - The Dual Complementizer System in Southern Italy: Spirito Greco, Materia Romanza? Rosanna Sornicola - Dialectology and History: The Problem of the Adriatic-Tyrrhenian Dialect Corridor; Alberto Varvaro - The Maghreb Papers in Italian Discovered by Joe Cremona; Joseph Brincat - Languages and Varieties in Use in Malta Today: Maltese, English, Italian, Maltese English and Maltaliano; and, Arturo Tosi - Languages in Contact with and without Speaker Interaction."
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Italian Language

The Italian Language

Author: Mario Pei

Publisher:

ISBN: OSU:32435018534438

Category: Italian language

Page: 272

View: 115

Categories: Italian language

Italy

Italy

Part three is more technical and provides a concise history of ' sounds and
spelling ' and part four is concerned with the evolution of ... 406 From Latin to
Italian : an historical outline of the phonology and morphology of the Italian
language .

Author: Lucio Sponza

Publisher: Abc-Clio Incorporated

ISBN: STANFORD:36105012411091

Category: Reference

Page: 417

View: 883

Italy has transformed itself in the last fifty years, changing from a rural society into one of the seven wealthiest nations in the world. This is despite the fact that Italy has had to cope with many apparent contradictions, such as the twin influences of the Roman Catholic Church and the most powerful Communist Party in the West.
Categories: Reference

Historical Romance Linguistics

Historical Romance Linguistics

This volume contains 17 studies on historical Romance linguistics within a variety of current theoretical frameworks; it includes studies on phonology, morphology and syntax, focusing solely or comparatively on all five 'major' Romance ...

Author: Randall Scott Gess

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027247889

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 393

View: 130

This volume contains 17 studies on historical Romance linguistics within a variety of current theoretical frameworks; it includes studies on phonology, morphology and syntax, focusing solely or comparatively on all five 'major' Romance languages: French, Italian, Portuguese, Romanian and Spanish. An introduction by the eminent Romance Linguist Jürgen Klausenburger addresses the fit of these studies in the overall development of the field of historical Romance linguistics since the 19th century. The studies in this volume demonstrate an organic link between Malkiel's (1961) 'classic' definition of Romance linguistics and the field of Romance linguistics today, because just as scholars of the field in the 19th century successfully applied the dominant paradigm of (historical) linguistics of their time, Neogrammarian theory, so do the authors contained in the present volume avail themselves of current linguistic advances to achieve equally significant results.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Language Contact and the Lexicon in the History of Cypriot Greek

Language Contact and the Lexicon in the History of Cypriot Greek

This book presents a thorough investigation of the foreign component of the Cypriot lexis. It traces, firstly, the relevant socio-cultural factors that gave rise to it.

Author: Stavroula Varella

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 3039105264

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 283

View: 815

Cypriot is unique among the Modern Greek dialects in possessing such a variegated vocabulary - testimony, indeed, to the chequered history of the island. This book presents a thorough investigation of the foreign component of the Cypriot lexis. It traces, firstly, the relevant socio-cultural factors that gave rise to it. It presents, secondly, a detailed account of how words from sources as diverse as Romance, Arabic, Turkish and English became fully nativised and indistinguishable from the native stock. A fresh case study of language contact and lexical borrowing, it addresses such issues as the extent of lexical borrowing, the types of vocabulary borrowed, the relationship between the social integration and the structural adaptation of loans, and the degree and predictability of the phonological, morphological and even semantic modification affecting foreign words.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Latin a Historical and Linguistic Handbook

Latin  a Historical and Linguistic Handbook

This gives a lively account of the archaeological and linguistic history of Italy from
prehistoric to modern times . Books II and III cover the languages of Italy before
the Roman conquest and the spread of Latin in consequence thereof .

Author: Mason Hammond

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015004964055

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 292

View: 281

Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Romance Languages

Romance Languages

This book describes the changes which led from colloquial Latin to the five major Romance languages: Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, and Romanian.

Author: Ti Alkire

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521889155

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 377

View: 855

Describes the changes which led from colloquial Latin to the five major Romance languages: Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, and Romanian.
Categories: Foreign Language Study

Walford s Guide to Reference Material Generalia language and literature the arts

Walford s Guide to Reference Material  Generalia  language and literature  the arts

Class No : 805 . 0314 Histories ( 5830 ) MAIDEN , M . A Linguistic history of
Italian . Cambridge , Cambridge Univ . Press , 1995 . xviii , 300p . £47 . (
Longman linguistics library . ) ISBN : 0582059291 . 1 . Introduction - 2 . History of
the sound ...

Author: Albert John Walford

Publisher: London : Library Association Publishing

ISBN: UOM:39015045611525

Category: Reference

Page: 1186

View: 887

Categories: Reference

Comparative Romance Linguistics Newsletter

Comparative Romance Linguistics Newsletter

Empirical Approaches to Language Typology 16 . Berlin & New York ... Grammar
and Translation for the Italian Libretto . New York : Excalibur . ... Review of Martin
Maiden , A Linguistic History of Italian ( London : Longman , 1995 ) . Romance ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015069019118

Category: Grammar, Comparative and general

Page:

View: 610

Categories: Grammar, Comparative and general

The Romance Languages

The Romance Languages

This comprehensive survey examines the Romance languages from a wide variety of perspectives.

Author: Rebecca Posner

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521281393

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 376

View: 453

What is a Romance language? How is one Romance language related to others? How did they all evolve? And what can they tell us about language in general? In this comprehensive survey Rebecca Posner, a distinguished Romance specialist, examines this group of languages from a wide variety of perspectives. Her analysis combines philological expertise with insights drawn from modern theoretical linguistics, both synchronic and diachronic. She relates linguistic features to historical and sociological factors, and teases out those elements which can be attributed to divergence from a common source and those which indicate convergence towards a common aim. Her discussion is extensively illustrated with new and original data, and an up-to-date and comprehensive bibliography is included. This volume will be an invaluable and authoritative guide for students and specialists alike.
Categories: Foreign Language Study