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100 1  Brunetti, Giovanna 
245 10 Sicilians in Detroit|h[electronic resource] :|bHow do they
       Speak? /|cGiovanna Brunetti 
260    Ann Arbor :|bProQuest Dissertations & Theses,|c2017 
300    1 online resource 
500    Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 56-05 
500    Adviser: Vance K. Schaefer 
502    Thesis (M.A.)--The University of Mississippi, 2017 
520    The present study focuses on the linguistic analysis of 
       the varieties of the Sicilian dialect spoken in the city 
       of Detroit, Michigan. The city has witnessed, starting 
       from the early 19th century, a steady process of 
       immigration and settlement involving speakers mainly 
       arriving from the two Sicilian coastal towns of Terrasini 
       and Cinisi. The varieties they speak appear to have never 
       been the subject of systematic observation. The present 
       study, thus, focuses on the preservation, attrition and/or
       loss of the phonological features of the Sicilian dialect 
       spoken by a community of Sicilian immigrants of different 
       generations living in Detroit 
520    Native speakers of Sicilian who had immigrated to the 
       United States as first-generation Americans and their 
       second-generation American children were interviewed in 
       both Sicilian and English. They responded to questions 
       concerning their life in the US, retold a story seen in a 
       picture book and counted from one to 20. Sections of the 
       interview in both languages were then judged by native 
       speakers of Sicilian and English respectively for native-
       like pronunciation 
520    The analysis of the data tried to determine what variables
       affect the (possible) differences in the subjects' 
       phonology, and whether these differences can affect the 
       perception of native-like pronunciation 
590    School code: 0131 
650  4 Linguistics 
650  4 Sociolinguistics 
650  4 Language 
710 2  The University of Mississippi.|bModern Languages 
773 0  |tMasters Abstracts International|g56-05(E) 
856 40 |zDigital Dissertation Consortium|uhttp://ddc.elib.com.tw/