Tra lessicografia e sociolinguística: la frequenza dei regionalismi nell’italiano parlato nel Canton Ticino

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Page205-211
AuthorElena Maria Pandolfi
TitleTra lessicografia e sociolinguística: la frequenza dei regionalismi nell’italiano parlato nel Canton Ticino
AbstractThe variety of Italian in Canton Ticino (Italian speaking Switzerland) shows lexical and partially morphosyntactic features that are well known in literature. Studies on the real presence of these features in spoken discourse are however lacking. This paper aims at applying quantitative methods in studying the Swiss variety of Italian providing frequency lists of lexical regionalisms on a basis of a corpus consisting of 213.007 words (approximately about 30 recording hours). The corpus includes different varieties of spoken language: spontaneous face-to face conversation, telephone calls, radio-tv entertainment and news. From this corpus 787 tokens (corresponding to 229 types) have been identified as lexical regionalisms, meaning the presence of one lexical regionalism every 2 minutes and 17 seconds or respectively every 271 words. The distribution of the regionalisms is quite widespread even if they appear with a greater frequency in informal conversational speech.
Session3. COMPUTATIONAL LEXICOGRAPHY AND LEXICOLOGY
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@InProceedings{ELX06-027,
author = {Elena Maria Pandolfi},
title = {Tra lessicografia e sociolinguística: la frequenza dei regionalismi nell'italiano parlato nel Canton Ticino },
pages = {205-211},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the 12th EURALEX International Congress},
year = {2006},
month = {sep},
date = {6-9},
address = {Torino, Italy},
editor = {Elisa Corino, Carla Marello, Cristina Onesti},
publisher = {Edizioni dell'Orso},
isbn = {88-7694-918-6},
}
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