Losing My Language(s): For Better and for Worse

  • Anthony N. Maluccio Boston College

Abstract

After emigrating to the United States as a teenager from Italy following World War II, the author "lost" both his native Calabrian dialect and the Italian that he had learned in elementary school as a second language. In this narrative he recalls his experiences with such losses and reflects on their potential significance for children and adolescents from current immigrant groups.

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