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Dialect dictionaries


Barbato, M (2004). Dialect dictionaries. International Journal of Lexicography, 17(4):429-439.

Abstract

Due to historical conditions, and in contrast to other Romance areas, a common standard language appears quite late in Italy. In the 16th century Tuscan definitively establishes itself as a literary language, but it is only after the political unification of the country in the second half of the 19th century that the foundations are laid for its linguistic unification. This has led to a multiform linguistic history and the persistence of an uncommonly high level of diatopic variation in the Italo-Romance area. Dialect dictionaries bear witness to these historical events and to the vitality which dialects still have in modern Italy, despite the increasing pressure of the standard language. The present article aims to describe briefly the various typologies of dialect dictionaries, focusing on the way they select and organize the linguistic material, the targets they set themselves, and the results they achieve

Abstract

Due to historical conditions, and in contrast to other Romance areas, a common standard language appears quite late in Italy. In the 16th century Tuscan definitively establishes itself as a literary language, but it is only after the political unification of the country in the second half of the 19th century that the foundations are laid for its linguistic unification. This has led to a multiform linguistic history and the persistence of an uncommonly high level of diatopic variation in the Italo-Romance area. Dialect dictionaries bear witness to these historical events and to the vitality which dialects still have in modern Italy, despite the increasing pressure of the standard language. The present article aims to describe briefly the various typologies of dialect dictionaries, focusing on the way they select and organize the linguistic material, the targets they set themselves, and the results they achieve

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:National licences > 142-005
Dewey Decimal Classification:820 English & Old English literatures
Scopus Subject Areas:Social Sciences & Humanities > Language and Linguistics
Language:English
Date:1 December 2004
Deposited On:19 Oct 2018 07:50
Last Modified:04 Aug 2020 04:27
Publisher:Oxford University Press
ISSN:0950-3846
OA Status:Green
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1093/ijl/17.4.429
Related URLs:https://www.swissbib.ch/Search/Results?lookfor=nationallicenceoxford101093ijl174429 (Library Catalogue)

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