"Buona Domenica" (1980-1995). The Linguistic Phenomena in the letters of Italians in Luxembourg and the Great Region
"Buona Domenica" (1980-1995). The Linguistic Phenomena in the letters of Italians in Luxembourg and the Great Region

Author(s): Claudio Cicotti
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies
Published by: Editura Universităţii »Alexandru Ioan Cuza« din Iaşi
Keywords: Buona Domenica; linguistic characteristics; Italian language and culture

Summary/Abstract: The present article is on the linguistic characteristics of a corpus of letters sent to the television broadcast Buona Domenica, transmitted between 1980 and 1995 by RTL Luxembourg. This corpus contains 600 letters sent to the editorial staff by Italians or other nationalities interested in the Italian language and culture, residing in Luxembourg or in the neighbouring countries: Belgium, France and Germany (the Great Region). The vivacity and spontaneity of theses letters presents us a period of time that precedes the globalization of the mass media and is not so far from our present time. Each letter chosen for this article highlights especially the relationship that bound emigrants to the autochthonous language and to the memory of their mother tongue, almost always a dialect.

  • Issue Year: 2013
  • Issue No: 01
  • Page Range: 91-100
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: English