Geotema 54

Raymond Siebetcheu

Geografia delle lingue nel calcio italiano: un’analisi demo-linguistica

Abstract: Language geography in the Italian football: a demolinguistic analysis

This paper aims at illustrating the dynamics of language geography in the Italian football. Considering the high percentage of international mobility of football players, the research focuses on the effects of the plurilingualism generated by this type of international migration. First of all the work aims at mapping the nationalities and official languages of foreign players using statistical data. Secondly the paper explores the language repertoire of foreign players based on the international mobility during their football carrier. Finally the work deals with the analysis of the visibility and vitality of languages in the stadia focusing specifically on official and technical sponsors of the Italian football teams.

Keywords: Immigration, Demography, Plurilingualism, Football, Club Sponsors

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