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Towards a New Standard. Theoretical and Empirical Studies on the Restandardization of Italian

Massimo Cerruti, Claudia Crocco UGent and Stefania Marzo (2017) Language and Social Life 6.
abstract
In many European languages the National Standard Variety is converging with spoken, informal, and socially marked varieties. In Italian this process is giving rise to a new standard variety called Neo-standard Italian, which partly consists of regional features. This book contributes to current research on standardization in Europe by offering a comprehensive overview of the re-standardization dynamics in Italian. Each chapter investigates a specific dynamic shaping the emergence of Neo-standard Italian and Regional Standard Varieties, such as the acceptance of previously non-standard features, the reception of Old Italian features excluded from the standard variety, the changing standard language ideology, the retention of features from Italo-Romance dialects, the standardization of patterns borrowed from English, and the developmental tendencies of standard Italian in Switzerland. The contributions investigate phonetic/phonological, prosodic, morphosyntactic, and lexical phenomena, addressed by several empirical methodologies and theoretical vantage points. This work is of interest to scholars and students working on language variation and change, especially those focusing on standard languages and standardization dynamics.
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editor
Massimo Cerruti, UGent and Stefania Marzo
organization
year
type
bookEditor
publication status
in press
subject
keyword
Dialect/Standard Convergence, Regional Standards, Contemporary Italian, Language Standardization
series title
Language and Social Life 6
publisher
Mouton de Gruyter
place of publication
Berlin/New York
ISBN
978-1-61451-883-9
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
classification
B3
id
7902202
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-7902202
date created
2016-06-30 15:39:17
date last changed
2017-01-02 09:54:37
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  abstract     = {In many European languages the National Standard Variety is converging with spoken, informal, and socially marked varieties. In Italian this process is giving rise to a new standard variety called Neo-standard Italian, which partly consists of regional features.
This book contributes to current research on standardization in Europe by offering a comprehensive overview of the re-standardization dynamics in Italian. Each chapter investigates a specific dynamic shaping the emergence of Neo-standard Italian and Regional Standard Varieties, such as the acceptance of previously non-standard features, the reception of Old Italian features excluded from the standard variety, the changing standard language ideology, the retention of features from Italo-Romance dialects, the standardization of patterns borrowed from English, and the developmental tendencies of standard Italian in Switzerland. The contributions investigate phonetic/phonological, prosodic, morphosyntactic, and lexical phenomena, addressed by several empirical methodologies and theoretical vantage points.
This work is of interest to scholars and students working on language variation and change, especially those focusing on standard languages and standardization dynamics.},
  editor       = {Cerruti, Massimo and Crocco, Claudia and Marzo, Stefania},
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  keyword      = {Dialect/Standard Convergence,Regional Standards,Contemporary Italian,Language Standardization},
  language     = {eng},
  publisher    = {Mouton de Gruyter},
  series       = {Language and Social Life 6},
  title        = {Towards a New Standard. Theoretical and Empirical Studies on the Restandardization of Italian},
  year         = {2017},
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Chicago
Cerruti, Massimo, Claudia Crocco, and Stefania Marzo, eds. 2017. “Towards a New Standard. Theoretical and Empirical Studies on the Restandardization of Italian.” Language and Social Life 6. Berlin/New York: Mouton de Gruyter.
APA
Cerruti, M., Crocco, C., & Marzo, S. (Eds.). (2017). Towards a New Standard. Theoretical and Empirical Studies on the Restandardization of Italian. Language and Social Life 6. Berlin/New York: Mouton de Gruyter.
Vancouver
1.
Cerruti M, Crocco C, Marzo S, editors. Towards a New Standard. Theoretical and Empirical Studies on the Restandardization of Italian. Language and Social Life 6. Berlin/New York: Mouton de Gruyter; 2017.
MLA
Cerruti, Massimo, Claudia Crocco, and Stefania Marzo, eds. “Towards a New Standard. Theoretical and Empirical Studies on the Restandardization of Italian.” Language and Social Life 6 2017 : n. pag. Print.