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Italian discourse : a cultural semantic analysis

Author: Gian Marco Farese
Publisher: Lanham, Maryland : Lexington Books, [2020] ©2020
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Using the Natural Semantic Metalanguage methodology, Gian Marco Farese presents a comprehensive analysis of the most important Italian cultural keywords and cultural scripts that foreign learners and cultural outsiders need to know to become linguistically and culturally proficient in Italian. Farese focuses on the words and speech practices that are used most frequently in Italian discourse and that are uniquely
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Farese, Gian Marco.
Italian discourse.
Lanham, Maryland : Lexington Books, [2020]
(OCoLC)1124609087
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gian Marco Farese
ISBN: 1793603162 9781793603166
OCLC Number: 1114460651
Description: ix, 263 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Chapter 1. Parlami e Ti Dirò Chi Sei; ETHNOGRAPHY AT HOME; Italian Cultural Keywords; Italian Cultural Scripts; Unpacking Italian Meanings with the Natural Semantic Metalanguage --
Chapter 2. Che Bello!; Bello as an Adjective; Fare Una Bella Figura; Bello as a Noun; Bello as an Adverb --
Chapter 3. Una Brutta Storia; Brutto as an Adjective; Brutto as an Intensifier of Slur Words --
Chapter 4. Italiani, Brava GenteBravo as an Adjective; Bravo as an Expression of Approval --
Chapter 5. Italiani Sapientoni; Sappilo and Sappi/Sappia che; Guarda Che versus Vedi Che; Eh, Sapessi . . .; A Chi Lo Dici!; Mi Sa; Italiani: Furbi e Fessi; Derived Cultural Scripts --
Chapter 6. Italiani Attori; The Morphosemantics of Feelings in Italian; Simpatico and Antipatico; Sfogarsi; The Ethnopragmatics of Italian Exaggeration; Mamma Mia!; The Semantics of Expressive Reduplication; Derived Cultural Scripts and the Italian Character --
Chapter 7. Italiani Comandanti; Using Bare Imperatives; Uses of Dovere; Mi Raccomando!; Ti Prego!; Derived Cultural Script; Dovere versus Senso del Dovere --
Chapter 8. Conclusione; Understanding Italian Discourse in Cultural Context.
Responsibility: Gian Marco Farese.

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