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ERIC Number: EJ1021467
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1367-0050
Italian in Malta: A Socio-Educational Perspective
Caruana, Sandro
International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, v16 n5 p602-614 2013
In this contribution I present an overview of Italian in Malta, the third language of Malta, focusing on the role of this language within educational institutions and other domains of society. Italian was one of Malta's official languages till 1936 and, historically, it was used mainly within administrative and cultural spheres of society. Contact with Italian is evident in many Maltese words, which form part of the language as integrated borrowings. Although exposure to Italian television programmes is in decline when compared to the recent past, many Maltese still tune into Italian TV channels quite regularly. Italian is the most popular foreign language studied in local schools and there are regular political, commercial and cultural exchanges between Italy and Malta.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Malta
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