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Italian Communities Abroad

Multilingualism and Migration

Editor(s): Paola Moreno, Margherita Di Salvo
Contributors: Alessandro Aresti, Antonia Rubino, Carla Bagna, Vincenzo Orioles, Lucifa Simicic, Michele Colucci;

Book Description

This volume provides an overview of research on Italian communities abroad, and, thus, represents an important contribution to the recent wave of paradigm renewal in the field of migration (socio)linguistics of Italian. The contributors here are some of the most active and rigorous exponents of this renewal tendency, and here they discuss new approaches and paradigms for the sociolinguistic study of migrations.


ISBN-13: 978-1-5275-0339-7
ISBN-10: 1-5275-0339-9
Date of Publication: 01/12/2017
Pages / Size: 188 / A5
Price: £58.99


Margherita Di Salvo is a sociolinguist with extensive experience in the field of Italian communities abroad. She has researched Italian communities in England for a project on “The Italian Identity between Local Particularities and Globalization”, directed by Rosanna Sornicola. She also investigated the Italian community in Toronto in collaboration with Barbara Turchetta and Massimo Vedovelli. She is currently Principal Investigator of the project “Transnational migrations: the case of the Italian communities in the UK (TransIt-UK)”, financially supported by Compagnia di San Paolo in collaboration with the “Federico II” University of Naples, Italy.

Paola Moreno is Full Professor of Italian Linguistics and Literature at the University of Liège, Belgium. A philologist by training, she has devoted several works to sociolinguistics, focusing on Italian migrants living in Liège. She is principal investigator of the project “The Italian Identity between local peculiarities and globalization” hosted by the University of Liège and the “Federico II” University of Naples, Italy.