The Italian Linguistic Landscape and the Making of Italian as the National Language
The variety of languages and dialects spoken today in Italy makes it a country with one of the most diversified linguistic repertoire in Europe. This talk will look at this linguistic landscape, providing an insight into the differences between the official language, minority languages and dialects, and focussing on the historical, cultural and economic reasons which led the Florentine vernacular of 13th century to become the national language spoken today.
Main Building M40, building 1 on the campus map.
If you are not a member of Edge Hill staff or a current Edge Hill student you can request a temporary parking permit for this event by contacting the Language Centre.