Italian Americans and their Languages Past and Present by Prof. Nancy C. Carnevale

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The ICC of Minneapolis is pleased to present: ITALIAN AMERICANS AND THEIR LANGUAGES, PAST AND PRESENT - by Nancy C. Carnevale. Join us on Thursday, September 22nd, 6:00 - 7:30 PM (Doors: 5:30 PM) at ICC (250 Third Ave N. Suite 625 - Minneapolis). Prof. Nancy C. Carnevale will connect remotely from the East coast with ICC members and friends listening together from our location in the vibrant North Loop neighborhood of Minneapolis. Register Here

This will be a fascinating evening, providing participants with an opportunity to discover ICC's new location, reconnect and enjoy a glass of wine and light appetizers. This is part of our series ITALIAN AMERICANS: MORE THAN 200 YEARS IN THE MAKING, dedicated to exploring the history and heritage of the millions of Italians who emigrated to the United States and demystifying stereotypes.

Have you ever wondered: Why Italian Americans have distinctive pronunciations and spellings of Italian words? How the immigrant generation coped in the U.S. without understanding English? Why Italian was not often passed down through the generations? This lecture explores the complex experiences Italian Americans have had with languages--Italian, the dialects, English, and the hybrid language of the immigrant generations--from the era of mass migration to the present.

SOURCE: Italian Cultural Center of Minneapolis

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