Women, Language and Grammar in Italy, 1500-1900

Author(s): 
Sanson, Helena
ISBN: 
9780197264836
Date published: 
July 2011
Hardback
Price: 
£85.00

In the sixteenth century Italian was a literary language not accessible to the less educated, among them women, who would instead speak a local dialect. Little attention has been paid to women's linguistic education, but this study shows the vital role they played in developing Italian as a true mother tongue.