Date Thesis Awarded


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Degree Name

Bachelors of Arts (BA)


Interdisciplinary Studies


Kathleen C. Boyle

Committee Members

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.

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