Plurilinguismo in famiglie e alunni immigrati nella provincia di Pavia

†Marina Chini (Università degli Studi di Pavia, Dipartimento di Studi Umanistici, Sezione di Linguistica Teorica e Applicata)


The present contribution focuses on the multilingual repertoire and on the language uses of subjects with a migration background living in North-West Italy (in the Province of Pavia, Lombardy), using data collected from children between 10 and 15 years and attending Italian schools. A 2002 survey, conducted in the same Province on this specific population, showed, along with a dominant (50% of the subjects) exclusive use of the language of origin in the family domain, intra-ethnic bilingual uses (within the family and with friends with the same origin), regarding 27-33% of the subjects; they were also supposedly favored by specific factors (sex, place of residence, geographic area of origin; Chini 2004). This contribution will analyze the data of a parallel survey conducted in 2012, exactly ten years later the one mentioned, on 555 students in the same context, focusing on the growing presence of second generations (from 6% of the sample in 2002 to 39% in 2012).

DOI: 10.4424/lam72018-6


Plurilingualism; Multilingualism; Sociolinguistics; Pavia; Immigration.

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