Multicultural Media: The radio case study of Hola mi gente – Ciao amici

Author/s Giovanna Mapelli
Publishing Year 2015 Issue 2014/4
Language Italian Pages 14 P. 105-118 File size 72 KB
DOI 10.3280/SA2014-004009
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Multicultural radio projects and, in this specific case, Hola mi gente - Ciao amici, can be regarded as a meaningful window on the migration world. They give visibility to a culture and a language that migrants would risk losing in the new social context, while at the same time they are a medium to learn Italian. These programs not only represent an important source of information but above all constitute a first step towards social inclusion. For migrants they are an indispensable source for the reconstruction and redefinition of their identities in the host country. From a linguistic point of view the author observes, on the one hand, the informal tone and the strong involvement of protagonists; on the other side, she detects the presence of different types of hybrid terms (borrowing, interference and code switching) that would seem to prove the linguistic-cultural processes of integration of immigrants in Italy and the intentions to engage Italians in their projects.

Keywords: Immigration, multicultural media, languages in contact

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Giovanna Mapelli, I media multiculturali. Il caso radiofonico di Hola mi gente - Ciao amici in "RIVISTA TRIMESTRALE DI SCIENZA DELL’AMMINISTRAZIONE" 4/2014, pp 105-118, DOI: 10.3280/SA2014-004009