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The Italian television language yesterday and today

Author(s): Mirela Aioane
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies
Published by: Editura Universitaria Craiova
Keywords: neo-television; television language; school

Summary/Abstract: The article presents the importance TV has had in the process of spreading the Italian language among the dialectal population throughout Italy. The media have significantly made contribution to the process which has turned Italian from a language known by a small part of the population into a language used by most Italians, in all the geographical areas, by thus levelling the differences between the rural and the urban. In the first chapter we refer to the part played by television as a “linguistics school”, a model of correct standard Italian language. The second chapter presents the concept of “neo-television”, the TV language which has turned into a “negative model”. Television is a mirror for today’s Italian language, reflecting the diatopical and diastratical types, offering many reference patterns as well.

  • Issue Year: 2011
  • Issue No: 1-2
  • Page Range: 13-23
  • Page Count: 11
  • Language: Italian