Italian language, 1679-1942

702 items
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This series includes 702 items, mostly pamphlets or newspaper articles.

There are many important pieces on Italian dialects, including lexicons, indexes of place-names, and the evolution of the Italian language in general. There is even a pamphlet on prison slang in the Veneto region.

Individuals represented include: Guido Mazzoni, Fedele Romani, Pio Rajna, Guglielmo Volpi, Cesare Musatti, Pietro Rasi, Emilio Teza, Boccaccio (S), and Giacomo Leopardi (S). In this group also are many pamphlets concerning the Accademia della Crusca (S).

For works on the teaching of grammar, see "Education." In some cases it may also be wise to check under "Italy - Social Life and Customs." The Mazzoni Pamphlet Collection also includes many literary works and popular works in dialectal versions; as often as possible the staff has made a note of this in the note field. Items of this kind would be found under a literary genre heading, or under " Italy -- Social life and customs."


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