Research Repository

Italian-Canadian, Italian-Australian and Italian Adolescent Speech: A Contemporary Analysis

Aulino, Biagio and Bergami, Roberto (2009) Italian-Canadian, Italian-Australian and Italian Adolescent Speech: A Contemporary Analysis. Journal of the Worldwide Forum on Education and Culture, 1 (1). pp. 30-40. ISSN 1949-2774

Full text for this resource is not available from the Research Repository.


This paper discusses the findings of three separate studies conducted at secondary schools in Canada, Australia and Italy. The main purposes of these studies were to identify the existence and use of adolescent-specific language and phrases with their distinct meaning, and discover whether commonalities exist in the development of these social dialects across the three different research populations.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: ResPubID19243, adolescent speech, Italian as a second language, connotative language discourse, clique-coded language discourse, Italian-Canadian adolescent language, Italian adolescent language, Italian-Australian adolescent language, slang, verbal communication, speech, vernacular, Internet, secondary schools, high schools, Canada, Italy, Australia
Subjects: Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Economics and Finance
FOR Classification > 1399 Other Education
SEO Classification > 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
Related URLs:
Depositing User: VUIR
Date Deposited: 31 Aug 2011 05:07
Last Modified: 20 Sep 2012 02:11
ePrint Statistics: View download statistics for this item

Repository staff only

View Item View Item

Search Google Scholar