Author Archives: Maria Antonietta Ricagno

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Il Sabatini-Coletti, Dizionario della Lingua italiana

L’unico dizionario che segue l’intero percorso che va dalla parola alla frase al testo. Un dizionario italiano che si consulta non solo per controllare l’esatta grafia e l’esatta pronuncia delle parole o per conoscere il significato di quelle ignote, ma altrettanto e anche più frequentemente per controllare l’esatta costruzione delle frasi e per guidare alla […]

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Guide to Welsh origins of place names in Britain

Introduction Place names are made up of elements – the words people used to describe a place or their response to their environment. Place names can consist of a single generic element, usually a noun (Bryn, Talwrn or Dinas), but most place names comprise more than one element with a linguistic relationship between the elements. […]

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A brief introduction to the Scots language

  Background Scots is the name for the language of lowland Scotland. It is a Germanic language, closely related to English. It developed from the northern Old English (or Old Northumbrian) that was introduced into south-east Scotland (south of the Forth) from the 7th century AD onwards, as the kingdom of Northumbria expanded northwards. It […]

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Glossary of Gaelic origins of place names in Britain

Place names are made up of components which are referred to as elements. These elements are simply the words people used to describe a place or their response to their environment. A more complete background to Scottish Gaelic in place names, pronunciation and spelling can be found in the accompanying brief introduction to the Gaelic language, […]

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Glossary of Scandinavian origins of place names in Britain

Place names are made up of components which are referred to as elements. These elements are simply the words people used to describe a place or their response to their environment. A more complete background to Scandinavian in place names, pronunciation and spelling can be found in our brief introduction to the Scandinavian language. This is […]

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Tullio De Mauro: “Gli italiani parlano (anche) in dialetto”

Quasi la metà di noi alterna l’uso dell’idioma nazionale con quello locale. Incontro con il linguista che ha aggiornato la Storia di questa materia L’ITALIANO , la lingua italiana, non sta così male. Messi male sono molti, troppi italiani che quella lingua parlano ormai correntemente, ma incontrano grandi difficoltà a comprendere un testo scritto o […]

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