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Perrino, Sabina – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2019
In this article, I explore how language revitalization initiatives are rescaled as part of a local, historical and sociocultural revitalization project in which ethnonationalist aspirations emerge in Northeastern Italy's Veneto region. Through an analysis of political emblems, textual artifacts, and speech participants' stories, I examine how the…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Language Maintenance, Political Influences, History
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Leone-Pizzighella, Andrea – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2019
In Verona, Northern Italy, a music group is revalorizing a local "dialetto" ('dialect') by putting it to music. By both reviving hundred-year old songs and writing their own music and lyrics, they are widening the cultural reach that this language has and they are finding contemporary ways for people to engage with it. Unlike political…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music, Innovation, Language Attitudes
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Coluzzi, Paolo – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2019
Lombard is one of the 12-15 non-recognized regional languages spoken in Italy. This article focuses on the new speakers of Lombard, i. e. people who have learned or are learning Lombard as a second language. Through an open questionnaire the author has probed into various aspects concerning these new speakers' competence and learning trajectories,…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Foreign Countries, Romance Languages, Second Language Learning
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Angouri, Jo; Miglbauer, Marlene – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2014
In multinational corporate companies, multilingualism is often a daily reality for employees and the negotiation of language practices for work and social purposes, a routine. Despite the role of English as a lingua franca, the linguistic ecology of modern workplaces is dynamic, rich and diverse. While English is often used for communication…
Descriptors: Work Environment, Multilingualism, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Vincze, Laszlo; Harwood, Jake – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2013
This paper explores the role of mediated intergroup contact in improving intergroup attitudes between Italian speakers and German speakers in South Tyrol, Italy. Specifically, we examine how German-language television consumption affects attitudes towards the German-speaking group among Italian- speaking youth. The data ("N" = 229) were…
Descriptors: Intergroup Relations, Geographic Regions, Multilingualism, Italian