Article published in:Language Variation - European Perspectives V: Selected papers from the Seventh International Conference on Language Variation in Europe (ICLaVE 7), Trondheim, June 2013
Edited by Eivind Torgersen, Stian Hårstad, Brit Mæhlum and Unn Røyneland
[Studies in Language Variation 17] 2015
► pp. 55–68
The interplay between dialect and standard
Evidence from Italo-Romance
The paper is inspired by the theoretical framework provided by Auer’s (2005) typology of “dialect/standard constellations”, which aims to detect common dynamics in the current processes of dialect/standard convergence in Europe. Some adjustments to Auer’s proposal will be suggested to better suit it to a specific sociolinguistic situation: that involving Italian and Piedmontese in the north-western Italian Region of Piedmont. A set of linguistic features will be analyzed with the aim to depict dynamics of intralinguistic and interlinguistic convergence related to the ongoing standardization processes in Italian and Piedmontese.
Keywords: convergence, diaglossia, dialect, Italian, Piedmontese, standard
Published online: 09 April 2015
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