Date Thesis Awarded
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Bachelors of Arts (BA)
Kathleen C. Boyle
Monica J. Seger
Katherine M. Kulick
Iyabo F. Osiapem
This study analyzes how the disappearing state of the Brianzolo dialect in Northern Italy plays an important role in maintaining regional identity/identities. Brianzolo is spoken in the provinces of Lecco, Como, and Monza-Brianza, where the three overlap. The current and past use of Brianzolo is examined, and how it represents the culture and its changes. The generational divide is analyzed amongst current speakers of the region, portraying different patterns in dialect-speaking over the years, and how Italianization is taking effect.
Thompson, Regina Casey, "The Erosion of Brianzolo: The Impact of Standard Italian on a Dialect and a Cultural Identity" (2015). Undergraduate Honors Theses. William & Mary. Paper 206.
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