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5. “Almeno non hai un nome da negra”: Race, Gender and National Belonging in Laila Wadia’s Amiche per la pelle

“Almeno non hai un nome da negra”: Race, Gender and National Belonging in Laila Wadia’s Amiche per la pelle

by Sole Anatrone

Four women, from four corners of the world, sit at the kitchen table in a cramped, run-down apartment in downtown Trieste, awaiting the arrival of a fifth woman, their Italian language teacher. This little group of students is the focus of Laila Wadia’s novel Amiche per la pelle.

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7. Il linguaggio femminile e maschile: uno scenario (stereotipico) in movimento

Il linguaggio femminile e maschile: uno scenario (stereotipico) in movimento

by Rita Fresu

Various studies have both demonstrated that differences in feminine and masculine language are part of a social construct strongly correlated to diastratic and diaphasic factors and revealed the existence of a consolidated set of expectations held by a community of speakers with regard to the linguistic behaviors attributed to gender. The shared  understanding of this strong social norm and expectation,

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