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)Hardback

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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. Preface. Constructing Transcripts: Orthographic Conventions and Transcription Processes. 1. Introduction. 2. Bergamasco in Use: The Feel of Everyday Speaking. 3. Gendering Language. 4. Bergamasco on Stage: Poetry and Theater. 5. Modern Campanilismo: The Value of Place. 6. Bergamo, Italy, Europe: Speaking Contextualized. 7. Conclusion. Notes. References. Index.

Product Details

  • publication date: 20/02/2009
  • ISBN13: 9781405168823
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 272
  • ID: 9781405168823
  • weight: 566
  • ISBN10: 140516882X

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