Multilingualism in Italy : Past and Present, Paperback / softback Book

Multilingualism in Italy : Past and Present Paperback / softback


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

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, published with the support of the Italian Cultural Institute, London, 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.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 230 pages
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Sociolinguistics
  • ISBN: 9781900755788



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