The aim of this survey is to document the language varieties used in an informal intra-family context. The case study focuses on a family with a medium-high level of education from the Veneto Region who, following the last major world economic crisis of 2008, moved to Brazil. This survey falls within studies on linguistic ecology in family contexts and is based on the analysis of a video recording made during a lunch and a questionnaire. The analysis shows that even if Italian remains the prevailing code for all family members, there is a casualness from one code to another (Italian, Venetian dialect and Portuguese) that creates space for metalinguistic reflections at the lexical level. The codes of the repertory overlap but at the same time there are clear boundaries that emphasize the distance from the host culture, although the switching takes place following a precise communicative will. The case study observed highlights how in the case of multilingualism experienced in terms of enrichment among the varieties of the Italian repertoire / dialect available to the speakers, the inclusion of the language of the host country becomes a further element of wealth in addition to the language of origin.
|Numero di pagine||20|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Published - 2019|