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Author Rubino, Antonia, author.

Title Trilingual talk in Sicilian-Australian migrant families : playing out identities through language altenation / Antonia Rubino.

Published Basingstoke, Hampshire : Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.
©2014.

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 UniM Bail  306.44 RUBI    AVAILABLE
Physical description xvi, 312 pages : map, charts ; 23 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 1 Context of Italian Migration 4 -- 1.1 Italian migration to Australia 5 -- 1.2 Concluding remarks 24 -- 2 From Bilingualism in Sicily to Trilingualism in Australia 25 -- 2.1 An Italian perspective: dialect vs Italian 26 -- 2.2 Changes in Italian and dialect 28 -- 2.3 By whom, where and when is Italian rather than dialect spoken? 31 -- 2.4 Sicilian dialects 34 -- 2.5 Sicilian-Italian bilingualism in Sicily 41 -- 2.6 Trilingualism in Australia: Italian, Sicilian and English 49 -- 2.7 Italian and dialect in other contexts of Italian migration 64 -- 2.8 Concluding remarks 73 -- 3 Approaches to Multilingual Talk 74 -- 3.1 Analysing multilingualism 74 -- 3.2 Analysing trilingual talk in the families 84 -- 4 Trilingual Talk in Family A 90 -- 4.1 Family context and the data 90 -- 4.2 'Palliamo mischiato': self-reporting language choice in the family 94 -- 4.3 First-generation talk: the parents and the grandfather 100 -- 4.4 Parents' talk to the children 106 -- 4.5 Children's talk to the parents 133 -- 4.6 Mother-children disputes 149 -- 4.7 Concluding remarks 160 -- 5 Trilingual Talk in Family B 164 -- 5.1 Introducing the family 164 -- 5.2 Self-reporting language choice in the family 167 -- 5.3 First-generation talk 170 -- 5.4 Parent-children talk 175 -- 5.5 Language alternation as a mediation tool in Stephanie's talk 211 -- 5.6 Concluding remarks 231 -- 6 From Qualitative to Quantitative Data: Language Choice in the Family 235 -- 6.1 Sociology of language approach and the project 235 -- 6.2 Sample 237 -- 6.3 Patterns of language choice 246 -- 6.4 Concluding remarks 264 -- 7 Summary and Conclusions 269.
Summary This book is an indepth study of the linguistic dynamics among Sicilian migrants in Australia, one of the largest regional groups in the context of Italian emigration. Through conversations gathered within the family, language choice and language alternation among Sicilian, English and Italian are explored in talk between first and second generation. The analytical approach combines the interactional with the language and identity perspective, focusing on code-switching as a strategy to construct and contest conversational and social identities. A corpus of quantitative surveys and other Sicilian-Australian voices gathered through interviews complement the conversational data, contributing to the representation of the linguistic and cultural identities of Sicilian migrants. The study is placed in the context of the family migrant experience and the shifting attitudes towards immigrant languages in Australia.
This book explores the linguistic and cultural identities of Sicilians in Australia, through conversations gathered within the family, survey data and interviews. The study is placed in the context of the family migrant experience and the shifting attitudes towards immigrant languages in Australia. Rubino at Sydney Uni.
Subject Bilingualism -- Australia.
Italians -- Australia.
English language.
Italian language.
Sicilian language.
Linguistic minorities -- Australia.
Immigrants -- Australia.
Sicilians -- Australia.
Bilingualism in children.
Languages in contact -- Australia.
Multilingualism -- Australia.
Italian language -- Social aspects -- Australia.
Italians -- Australia -- Languages.
Immigrants -- Australia -- Language.
Sociolinguistics -- Australia.
Australian.
ISBN 1137383674 (hardback)
9781137383679 (hardback)