Chapter 1. Introduction

  1. Jillian R. Cavanaugh

Published Online: 1 APR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444308273.ch1

Living Memory: The Social Aesthetics of Language in a Northern Italian Town

Living Memory: The Social Aesthetics of Language in a Northern Italian Town

How to Cite

Cavanaugh, J. R. (2009) Introduction, in Living Memory: The Social Aesthetics of Language in a Northern Italian Town, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444308273.ch1

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 APR 2009
  2. Published Print: 20 FEB 2009

Book Series:

Book Series Editors:

  1. James M. Wilce PhD

Series Editor Information

  1. Northern Arizona University, USA

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405168823

Online ISBN: 9781444308273

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Keywords:

  • constructing transcripts - orthographic conventions and transcription processes;
  • “bad Italian” or others as speakers of “real Bergamasco”;
  • Bergamasco differing from Italian - lexically, morphosyntactically, and phonologically;
  • attitudes impacting monolingual Italian speakers' ability in understanding Bergamasco;
  • local social aesthetics of language;
  • Bergamasco sociolinguistic situation in early 2000s - multiple languages and multiple language ideologies;
  • concept of indexicality and linguistic varieties and ideologies of language across contexts and speakers;
  • modern Questione della Lingua;
  • intimate sense of social aesthetics of language for readers across contexts

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • A Local Place in the Heart of the Periphery

  • The Local Social Aesthetics of Language

  • A Modern Questione della Lingua

  • My Place in Bergamo

  • Transcribing

  • Outline of Chapters