The sound pattern of Standard Italian, as compared with the varieties spoken in Florence, Milan and Rome

  title={The sound pattern of Standard Italian, as compared with the varieties spoken in Florence, Milan and Rome},
  author={Pier Marco Bertinetto and Michele Loporcaro},
  journal={Journal of the International Phonetic Association},
  pages={131 - 151}
This paper is a condensed presentation of the phonetics and phonology of Standard Italian, compared to the most prestigious local accents, viz. those of Florence, Milan and Rome. Historically based on the Florentine pronunciation, and traditionally identified with it, Standard Italian is nowadays used by trained speakers such as stage actors and (but less and less so) radio and TV speakers. The present paper aims at depicting the most salient features of Standard Italian, still a matter of… 
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