SYNOPSIS: “Andiamo al storo per comprare un sandwicho di turchi e cippii”. Roughly translated, this means: “Let’s go to the store to buy a turkey sandwich and chips.” “L’Italiese”, often dubbed a “language of survival” by historians, is the name given to the new dialect and language adopted by Italian immigrants in English speaking countries. The culture of “L’Italiese” is one of the fusion of both Italian and English languages. Learn how this linguistic phenomenon has become the day-to-day vernacular of the Italian immigrant community, forging their connection to their new world and to their English speaking children, work colleagues and neighbours.
WEBSITE: An interactive website in English will enable users to learn more about this linguistic phenomenon and connect them with Italian Canadians across all social media platforms.