Trilingual Talk in Sicilian-Australian Migrant Families

Playing Out Identities through Language Alternation

  • Antonia┬áRubino

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
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    Pages 90-163
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  8. Back Matter
    Pages 277-312

About this book


This book explores the linguistic and cultural identities of Sicilians in Australia, through conversations gathered within the family, survey data and interviews. The study is placed in the context of the family migrant experience and the shifting attitudes towards immigrant languages in Australia.


Multilingualism migration identity language alternation Italian dialect Trilingualism Bilingualism Australian Sicilian code-switching Australia bilingualism experience interview Italy migrant multilingual multilingualism play

Authors and affiliations

  • Antonia┬áRubino
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Italian StudiesUniversity of SydneyAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2014
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Language & Linguistics Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-48062-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-38368-6
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