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A new language, a new world : Italian immigrants in the United States, 1890-1945 / Nancy C. Carnevale.

Author/Creator:
Carnevale, Nancy C., 1962-
Publication:
Urbana : University of Illinois Press, ©2009.
Series:
Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Centennial series.
Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Centennial series
Format/Description:
Book
x, 243 pages ; 24 cm.
Subjects:
Italian Americans -- Social conditions -- 19th century.
Italian Americans -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
Italian Americans -- Languages.
Italian Americans -- Ethnic identity.
Immigrants -- United States -- Social conditions -- 19th century.
Immigrants -- United States -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
Immigrants -- United States -- Language.
Sociolinguistics -- United States -- History.
United States -- Ethnic relations -- History -- 19th century.
United States -- Ethnic relations -- History -- 20th century.
Ethnic relations.
Immigrants -- Language.
Immigrants -- Social conditions.
Italian Americans -- Social conditions.
Sociolinguistics.
United States.
Form/Genre:
History.
Summary:
An examination of Italian immigrants and their children in the early twentieth century, A New Language, A New Worldis the first full-length historical case study of one immigrant group's experience with language in America. By looking at language from the perspectives of both immigrants and the dominant culture as well as their interaction, this book reveals the role of language in the formation of ethnic identity and the often coercive context within which immigrants must negotiate this process.
Contents:
The Italian languages in Italy and America
Linguistic boundaries in American history
"He could not explain things the way I tell it" : the immigrant in translation
The world turned upside down in Farfariello's theater of language
The identity politics of language : Italian language maintenance in New York City, 1920-40
Language, Italian American identity, and the limits of cultural pluralism in the World War II years.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-235) and index.
ISBN:
9780252034039
0252034031
9780252090776 (epub)
OCLC:
245597288
Publisher Number:
99934144081
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