Rethinking Languages in Contact
The Case of Italian

Edited by Anna Laura Lepschy and Arturo Tosi

Studies In Linguistics 2

Legenda

17 January 2006  •  212pp

ISBN: 978-1-904713-13-5 (hardback)  •  RRP £75, $99, €85

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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.

Contents:

1-11
On Re-reading Weinreich’s Languages in Contact
Peter Matthews
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12-27
Languages in Contact in Medieval Italy
Nigel Vincent
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28-41
Latin and Italian in Contact in Some Renaissance Grammars
Brian Richardson
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42-54
Latin and Vernacular in Contact in the Sixteenth Century: The Latin Model of Giambullari’s Grammar
Cecilia Robustelli
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55-72
Markedness, Salience and Language Change: Exploring an Italo-Romance Transition Area
Mair Parry
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73-86
The North–South Axis of Romance: Contact Reinforcing Typology?
John Green
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87-98
Accommodating Synonymy: How Some Italo-Romance Verbs React to Lexical and Morphological Borrowing
Martin Maiden
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99-111
Syntactical Borrowing as a Function of Register
Chris Pountain
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112-126
The Dual Complementizer System in Southern Italy: Spirito Greco, Materia Romanza?
Adam Ledgeway
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127-145
Dialectology and History: The Problem of the Adriatic–Tyrrhenian Dialect Corridor
Rosanna Sornicola
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146-151
The Maghreb Papers in Italian Discovered by Joe Cremona
Alberto Varvaro
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152-159
Languages and Varieties in Use in Malta Today: Maltese, English, Italian, Maltese English and Maltaliano
Joseph Brincat
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160-172
Languages in Contact with and without Speaker Interaction
Arturo Tosi
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Bibliography entry:

Lepschy, Anna Laura, and Arturo Tosi (eds), Rethinking Languages in Contact: The Case of Italian, Studies In Linguistics, 2 (Cambridge: Legenda, 2006)

First footnote reference: 35 Rethinking Languages in Contact: The Case of Italian, ed. by Anna Laura Lepschy and Arturo Tosi, Studies In Linguistics, 2 (Cambridge: Legenda, 2006), p. 21.

Subsequent footnote reference: 37 Lepschy and Tosi, p. 47.

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Lepschy, Anna Laura, and Arturo Tosi (eds). 2006. Rethinking Languages in Contact: The Case of Italian, Studies In Linguistics, 2 (Cambridge: Legenda)

Example citation: ‘A quotation occurring on page 21 of this work’ (Lepschy and Tosi 2006: 21).

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