Quotation Di Salvo, Margherita, Matrisciano-Mayerhofer, Sara. 2021. Tre ondate migratorie tra italiano e inglese: usi e funzioni dell’alternanza di codice. In: Lingue in contatto e linguistica applicata: individui e società. Reihe: AItLA - Associazione Italiana di Linguistica Applicata, Hrsg. Elena Favilla und Sabrina Machetti, 144-154. Milano: -


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This paper focuses on code-switching to and from English in a corpus of spoken Italian collected from Italian migrants living in the English city of Cambridge. It compares the use of English by Italian migrants belonging to three different migratory waves: those who settled in England after the Second World War, those who settled in the UK in the seventies and eighties, and those who arrived in the last 15 years. Adopting a qualitative and interactional perspective, the paper compares the use of English in these three groups in order to identify common strategies of code-switching and the specific features of each migratory wave. The data shows evidence of different linguistic behaviours. Of the three groups under investigation, the first tend to switch between English and Italian to express their affiliation with or dissociation from the host society, while the other two demonstrate a more hybrid use of the languages in their multilingual repertoire.

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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Chapter in edited volume
Language Italian
Title Tre ondate migratorie tra italiano e inglese: usi e funzioni dell’alternanza di codice
Title of whole publication Lingue in contatto e linguistica applicata: individui e società. Reihe: AItLA - Associazione Italiana di Linguistica Applicata
Editor Elena Favilla und Sabrina Machetti
Page from 144
Page to 154
Location Milano
Publisher -
Year 2021
Reviewed? Y
ISBN 978-88-97657-45
Open Access Y
Open Access Link http://www.aitla.it/24-pubblicazioni/studi-aitla/756-ingue-in-contatto-e-linguistica-applicata-individui-e-societa-a-cura-di-m-e-favilla-e-s-machett

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Matrisciano-Mayerhofer, Sara (Details)
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Di Salvo, Margherita (Università Federico II Napoli, Italy)
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Institute for Romance Languages IN (Details)
Research areas (ÖSTAT Classification 'Statistik Austria')
6604 Applied linguistics (Details)
6612 Dialectology (Details)
6615 Romance studies (Details)
6623 Sociolinguistics (Details)
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