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

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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


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
Subjects Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Economics and Finance
Historical > FOR Classification > 1399 Other Education
Historical > SEO Classification > 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
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
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