author={Derek Rogers},
  journal={Journal of the International Phonetic Association},
  pages={117 - 121}
  • D. Rogers
  • Published 1 January 2004
  • Journal of the International Phonetic Association
Italian is spoken in Italy, in parts of Switzerland and Croatia, and in diaspora communities across the world. The standard language as spoken in Italy has three main regional varieties: Northern, Central and Southern. But contemporary ‘mainstream Italian’ – not following the standard in all respects – appears to be a variety under construction by speakers wishing to give themselves a national appeal, a process driven by the media and by workplace mobility. Our speaker is representative of this… 
Italian in the mainstream schools of the bilingual border area of the Slovenian coast: language policy, teachers’ perspectives and a vision for the future
ABSTRACT The Italian language in the ethnically mixed coastal area of Slovenia is an official language, regulated by the principle of ethnic autochthony, which recognizes the rights of linguistic
Contrasting Romance and Turkish as Source Languages: Evidence from Borrowing Verbs in Modern Greek Dialects
  • A. Ralli
  • Journal of Language Contact
  • 2021
In this paper, I deal with verb borrowing in a language-contact situation involving Greek as target and Romance and Turkish as source languages. More particularly, I discuss the reasons and
Uncovering the ‘hidden’ multilingualism of Europe: an Italian case study
Dominant notions of what constitutes a ‘language’ and what a ‘dialect’ within a continuum are entirely based on sociopolitical factors (i.e. the ‘languages by Ausbau’ of Kloss), totally disregarding
The Spread of English in Portugal: A Contribution to an Understanding of the Phenomenon
This study investigates some aspects of the spread of English in Portugal, a country situated in South West Europe.  An indication of the increasing use of English in Portugal was provided by
To appear in Journal of Language Contact, Special issue edited by F. Gardani, M. Loporcaro & A. Giudici CΟΝΤRASTING ROMANCE AND TURKISH AS SOURCE LANGUAGES: EVIDENCE FROM BORROWING VERBS IN MODERN GREEK DIALECTS
In this paper, I deal with verb borrowing in a language-contact situation involving Greek as target and Romance and Turkish as source languages. More particularly, I discuss the reasons and
Avoir ou être dans les formes verbales composées
In contemporary French, the hesitation in the choice between être and avoir as an auxiliary verb in compound verb forms (i.e. the passé composé) of certain intransitive verbs (i.e. tomber),
The bilingual advantage in L3 learning: a developmental study of rhotic sounds
ABSTRACT Facilitative effects of bilingualism on general aspects of third language (L3) proficiency have been demonstrated in numerous studies conducted in bilingual communities and classrooms around
Native Language Influence in the Segmentation of a Novel Language
It is shown that native phonology modulates the processing of prosodic cues in novel languages, and Germans and Italians use prosodic and statistical cues for segmenting continuous speech.
Observations on the Supposed Influence of Cyberlanguage on Contemporary Italian
In a world where technology has made written communication rapid, languages are being shaped more and more by the requirements of the new cyberspace medium. One of the most conspicuous of these is
Perception of consonant length in familiar and unfamiliar languages by native speakers of Mandarin, Italian and Japanese
This study builds on our previous research and provides additional analyses to determine if there is a relationship between the ability to process consonant length in familiar and unfamiliar


Italiano standard e pronunce regionali
Italiano standard e pronunce regionali (3rd edn.)
  • 1986