Popular in Course
verified elite notetaker
Popular in Business
This 1 page Document was uploaded by an elite notetaker on Sunday December 20, 2015. The Document belongs to a course at a university taught by a professor in Fall. Since its upload, it has received 8 views.
Reviews for HISTORY-AND-IMPORTANCE-OF-ITALIAN-LANGUAGE
Report this Material
What is Karma?
Karma is the currency of StudySoup.
You can buy or earn more Karma at anytime and redeem it for class notes, study guides, flashcards, and more!
Date Created: 12/20/15
HISTORY AND IMPORTANCE OF ITALIAN LANGUAGE The famous Italian language spoken by over 58 million people across the world is a member if the Romance group of the Italic subfamily of the Indo-European family of languages. It is the official language in Italy and other countries such as Switzerland, San Marion, Corsica, Sicily, northern Sardinia, North and South America as well as the northern shores ofAdriatic Sea. Italian is a single language with numerous dialects. It has direct origins in the Latin language imposed that was imposed by the Roman rulers during the Roman Empire. The Italian phonology boasts seven vowels and 23 consonants that closely resemble the Latin. Learn to speak Italian Italian language evolution led to the emergence of several dialects. Most ancient Italian writers preferred to write in their own dialects. The 14 Century, however, saw the distinguished predominance of the Tuscan dialect. Tuscan in Italy was centrally placed and hence the engine of commerce mostly in its important city named Florence. The Tuscan dialect closely resembles the classical Latin phonology and morphology. Therefore, it is the key reason why the Latin culture and Italian traditions closely harmonize with each other. The Florentine culture saw the birth of three Italian artists namely Petrarca, Boccaccio and Dante Alleghieri. They expressed their thoughts and feelings of the late middle Ages and early Renaissance. For instance, Dante Alleghieri used his native Tuscan in his epic poems. th th It was during the 15 and 16 centuries where grammarians emerged ithan attempt to confer upon the syntax, pronunciation and the vocabulary of the 14 Century Tuscan. It was aimed at establishing linguistic norms and codification of the language. In the 19 Century, Tuscan became the national language in Italy. The educated spoke in Tuscan. During the unification of Italy in 1861, Tuscan had a great impact on the political scene as well as the social, economical and cultural transformation. Schooling became mandatory and hence literacy levels increased. As a result, many speakers abandoned their native dialects in favor of the national language.Pimsleur Italian Italian language has a lot of economic importance. Great works of furniture, design and construction have their origins in Italy. Most of the Italian businesses are medium and family owned hence learning how to speak in Italian facilitates better business deals and personal contacts. Famous fashion designs and labels such as Gucci, Versace and Armani are as a result of great Italian culture. Famous works of art have their origins in Italy and therefore those interested in art should at least pay a visit in the great and beautiful Italy.
Are you sure you want to buy this material for
You're already Subscribed!
Looks like you've already subscribed to StudySoup, you won't need to purchase another subscription to get this material. To access this material simply click 'View Full Document'