Living Memory: The Social Aesthetics of Language in a Northern Italian Town (Wiley-Blackwell Studies in Discourse and Culture)

Living Memory: The Social Aesthetics of Language in a Northern Italian Town (Wiley-Blackwell Studies in Discourse and Culture)

By: Jillian R. Cavanaugh (author)Paperback

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Living Memory investigates the complex question of language and its place at the heart of Bergamasco culture in northern Italy. Integrates extensive participant observation with sociolinguistic data collection Reveals the political and social dynamics of a national language (Italian) and a local dialect (Bergamasco) struggling for survival Introduces the original concept of the social aesthetics of language : the interweaving of culturally-shaped and emotionally felt dimensions of language-choice Written to be accessible to students and specialists alike Part of the Blackwell Studies in Discourse and Culture Series

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About Author

Jillian R. Cavanaugh is Associate Professor of Anthropology at Brooklyn College CUNY. She has published in a range of journals, including Language and Communication, Ethnos, and the Journal of Linguistic Anthropology.

Contents

Series Editor s Preface vi Preface viii Constructing Transcripts: Orthographic Conventions and Transcription Processes xiii 1. Introduction 1 2. Bergamasco in Use: The Feel of Everyday Speaking 27 3. Gendering Language 64 4. Bergamasco on Stage: Poetry and Theater 83 5. Modern Campanilismo: The Value of Place 120 6. Bergamo, Italy, Europe: Speaking Contextualized 156 7. Conclusion 189 Notes 206 References 216

Product Details

  • publication date: 03/08/2012
  • ISBN13: 9781118277430
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 270
  • ID: 9781118277430
  • weight: 366
  • ISBN10: 1118277430

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