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Riportiamo di seguito la trascrizione dell’intervento della Prof. Ronnie Ferguson – University of St Andrews, UK – tenuto in occasione del Convegno internazionale “Il veneto: tradizione, tutela, continuità” – Venezia 11-12 febbraio 2011.
This documentary analysis of seventeenth-century written English highlights the presence of words borrowed into English from Venetian dialect. This research field, hitherto largely unexplored, is beginning to yield important results. These indicate that a significant part of the Italian lexical and cultural heritage in English entered the language via Venetian, with an exceptional con- centration around 1600. Three key works from the period are analysed for their impact in this area: the two editions of John Florio’s dictionary A Worlde of Wordes (1598 and 1611), Coryats Crudities by Thomas Coryate (1611) and Volpone by Ben Jonson (1607).
Tratto da Quaderni Veneti 1|1|2012