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The Romagnolo Dialect (Northern Italy) online

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This site is intended as a resource for scholars and students with an interest in the translation of dialects in multimedia contexts; a complex, interdisciplinary subject area involving linguistics, communication studies, film studies and translation studies as well as other areas of cultural studies, sociology and other disciplines.

Some of the topics which will be covered by the material on this site include: dubbing, subtitling films in dialect and linguistic varieties; theatre translation; cultural transfer processes in the characteristics of dialects; archaisms, regionalisms, varieties in the continuum between dialect and standard language; diglossia (national language and regional or local language; "official" and "non official" language); the use of new technologies in the translation of dialect.

L’Argaza (magpie) is the official site of the Friedrich Schürr Institut based in Ravenna (Italy) for the support of the dialect(s) spoken and written in the region Romagna (between Bologna and the Adriatic Sea). The Institut publishes the monthly journal La Ludla (to download here:

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