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Women, Language and Grammar in Italy, 1500-1900

Helena Sanson


This book examines the relationship between women, language, and grammar with particular reference to the Italian context between the sixteenth and the end of the nineteenth century, from the codification of Italian as a literary language to the formation of a unified state. It investigates the role played by women in the Italian linguistic tradition as addressees, readers, or authors of grammatical texts. In spite of the ever-growing interest in different aspects of women's life in the Western world through the centuries, little attention has been given up to now to women's linguistic educati ... More

Keywords: women, language, grammar, literary language, linguistic tradition, grammatical texts, linguistic education, Italy, linguistic writings, women's education

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780197264836
Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: January 2013 DOI:10.5871/bacad/9780197264836.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Helena Sanson, author
University Senior Lecturer, Department of Italian, University of Cambridge; Fellow of Clare College

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