This paper reports on a longitudinal study about the language of Italian American and ethnic stereotypes in inter-group and intra-group perceptions (Trudgill 2002). The pilot phase was carried out between 2008 and 2009 and a second step was developed in 2013 and 2014. The overall aim of this study is to investigate how cultural and linguistic identities are constructed in multilanguage and multicultural environments, with specific reference to Italian American young adults, mainly of second generation, but occasionally including some third generation informants. The construction and development of cultural identities is a complex process and many factors determine failure or success in the preservation of the system of values of the culture of origin in a different context (Makoni 2007; Cinotto 2014).

‘You wanna piece o’ me?’: A Sociolinguistic Survey on the Cultural and Linguistic Representations of Italian Americans

SINDONI, Maria Grazia
2016

Abstract

This paper reports on a longitudinal study about the language of Italian American and ethnic stereotypes in inter-group and intra-group perceptions (Trudgill 2002). The pilot phase was carried out between 2008 and 2009 and a second step was developed in 2013 and 2014. The overall aim of this study is to investigate how cultural and linguistic identities are constructed in multilanguage and multicultural environments, with specific reference to Italian American young adults, mainly of second generation, but occasionally including some third generation informants. The construction and development of cultural identities is a complex process and many factors determine failure or success in the preservation of the system of values of the culture of origin in a different context (Makoni 2007; Cinotto 2014).
File in questo prodotto:
Non ci sono file associati a questo prodotto.
Pubblicazioni consigliate

Caricamento pubblicazioni consigliate

I documenti in IRIS sono protetti da copyright e tutti i diritti sono riservati, salvo diversa indicazione.

Utilizza questo identificativo per citare o creare un link a questo documento: http://hdl.handle.net/11570/3082376
 Attenzione

Attenzione! I dati visualizzati non sono stati sottoposti a validazione da parte dell'ateneo

Citazioni
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.pmc??? ND
  • Scopus ND
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.isi??? ND
social impact