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The Dialect Poetry of Nino Martoglio

Sociolinguistic Issues in a Literary Context


Antonio Scuderi

Contents: This study explores the Sicilian dialect poetry of Nino Martoglio (1870-1921) from a sociolinguistic perspective. By focusing particular attention on several poems, Martoglio's insight into such issues as diglossia, code interaction, hybrid code, and register clash in post-unification Catania is demonstrated and examined.