Ci Arrangiamo: Negotiating Linguistic Shift-maintenance in an Italian-Canadian Community

Ci Arrangiamo: Negotiating Linguistic Shift-maintenance in an Italian-Canadian Community

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This dissertation investigates the complexities of language shift and maintenance among four generations of Italian Canadians by examining what participants say about language and what they do with language in family interactions. Analyses of multigenerational family conversations, informal interviews, and ethnographic observation focus on the sociolinguistic means through which participants create and negotiate simultaneous pressures to shift to English monolingualism and to maintain the Italian language and notions of Italianness. Italianness is an important aspect-of-self for participants, and they (re)create it through linguistic means that do not fall under traditional notions of maintenance.Lisa Yeah Ia#39;ve seen pictures of that. Of Ontario Street that day. That looked like fun. 6. Nick Oh yeah. We were there. That was crazy. 7. Nadia It was fun. 8. Nick It was crazy. 9. Lisa Yeah ita#39;s too bad I wasna#39;t around. 10. Nick Yeah. Well I work in anbsp;...


Title:Ci Arrangiamo: Negotiating Linguistic Shift-maintenance in an Italian-Canadian Community
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Publisher:ProQuest - 2008
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