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Title: Language and village dialects
Authors: Aquilina, Joseph
Keywords: Maltese language -- Dialects -- Malta -- Gozo
Maltese language -- Provincialism -- Malta -- Gozo
Sociolinguistics -- Malta -- Gozo
Vassalli, Mikiel Anton, 1764-1829
Issue Date: 1995
Publisher: University of Malta Gozo Centre
Citation: Aquilina, J. (1995). Language and village dialects. In L. Briguglio, & J. Bezzina (Eds.), Gozo and its culture: proceedings of the 1995 Lowenbrau Seminar held at l-Imġarr Hotel, Gozo on 3 March 1995 (pp. 106-114). Gozo: Formatek and the University of Malta Gozo Centre.
Abstract: Language, being man's primary tool of self-expression through sounds that are recognizable as vehicles of ideas, is made possible by the sounds that are produced by the human vocal organs. To the person that doesn't understand the language, every foreign language is no more than a jumble of sounds. One's inherited language, being made ideologically recognizable by a conventional relation of sound to meaning, constitutes the major evidence of national identity of Maltese in this sense provides evidence of the linguistic identity of Malta, but does it also provide evidence of the national identity of Gozo? Yes, it does.
ISBN: 9990949026
Appears in Collections:Gozo and its culture

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