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Italian social organizations such as mutual benefit societies helped new immigrants to find employment, get housing, receive food and to reach out to their fellow Italians.
Italian immigrants were as devoted to their families as they were to their faith.
The response to the masses of Italian immigrants was unfriendly and inhospitable.
nhs.needham.k12.ma.us /cur/kane98/kane_p3_immig/Italian/italian.htm   (1138 words)

  Italian language - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Standard Italian is based on the Tuscan dialect and is somewhat intermediate between the languages of Southern Italy and the Gallo-Romance languages of the North.
Italian is the official language of Italy and San Marino, and is an official language in Switzerland because it's spoken in Ticino and Grigioni cantons.
Italian has few diphthongs, and so most unfamiliar diphthongs heard in foreign words (in particular, those with a first vowel that is not "i" or "u", or a first vowel that is stressed), will be assimilated as the corresponding dieresis (i.e., the vowel sounds will be pronounced separately).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Italian_language   (3093 words)

 Italy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It comprises the boot-shaped Italian peninsula, the Po River valley, and two large islands in the Mediterranean Sea, Sicily and Sardinia, and shares its northern alpine boundary with France, Switzerland, Austria and Slovenia.
The architects of Italian unification were Count Camillo Benso di Cavour, the Chief Minister of Victor Emmanuel, and Giuseppe Garibaldi, a general and national hero.
When Italy was unified, in 1861, Italian existed mainly as a literary language, and was spoken by less than 3% of the population.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Italy   (2395 words)

 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Italian Literature   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The overthrow of the Suabian monarchy in the South, by the victory of Charles of Anjou (1266), shifted the centre of culture to Bologna and Florence.
The creative genius of the Italians had been exhausted by the Renaissance, and the life of the nation crushed down by the foreign yoke of Spain, imposed on the peninsula by the Treaty of Cateau-Cambrésis (1559).
No Italian since Petrarch had reached the lyrical beauty of his "Canti", in which the contrast between the past and present of his country, the worship of antiquity, political disillusion, hopeless love, and, at length, even the contemplation of nature find utterance in sheer despair.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/08245a.htm   (5894 words)

 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Italians in the United States
The immediate Italian followers of Columbus were John Cabot, the first navigator to reach the coast of North America, his son Sebastian, who reached Labrador, Amerigo Vespucci, who gave his name to the continent, and Verrazzano, the discoverer of New York Bay and of the Hudson River.
Statistics of Italian marriages are lacking, but it is a fact that the Italian prefers to marry an Italian, and many Italian girls cross the ocean by every steamer and are married to the men who have sent for them at the immigration station.
Diocese of Newark: 19 Italian churches; 20 priests; 6 parochial schools, with 4 Baptistine Sisters, 4 Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart, 2 Sisters of Charity, 5 Sisters of St. Francis, 4 Sisters of the Immaculate Conception, 1 lay teacher, and 1289 pupils; 1 orphan asylum with 12 sisters and 92 orphans.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/08202a.htm   (4917 words)

 Italian language, alphabet and pronunciation
Italian is a Romance language spoken by about 60 million people in Italy, Switzerland, San Marino, the Vatican City, Malta and Eritrea.
Italian first started to appear in written documents during the 10th century in the form of notes and short texts inserted into Latin documents such as lawsuits and poetry.
The Italian used was full of Latin words and over time Latin was used less and less as Italian became increasingly popular.
www.omniglot.com /writing/italian.htm   (480 words)

 Behind the Name: Italian Names
Italian form of Ampelius, the Latin form of the Greek name Αμπελιος (Ampelios), which was derived from αμπελος (ampelos) meaning "vine"...
Means "annunciation" in Italian, referring to the event in the New Testament in which the angel Gabriel told Mary of the imminent birth of Jesus.
Italian and Spanish form of the Roman family name Caelinus, which was itself derived from the Roman family name Caelius (see CELIO).
www.behindthename.com /nmc/ita.php   (459 words)

 Welcome to Italy1 Literature page of 13 and 14 Centuries
The earliest poetry written in Italian was that of the Sicilian school connected with the German Hohenstaufen court of the Italian-speaking Holy Roman emperor Frederick II and his son Manfred.
Unlike Dante and other medieval thinkers such as the Italian Scholastic philosopher Thomas Aquinas and the French philosopher Peter Abelard, Petrarch was not concerned so much with using the material of the ancient classical writers for his own purposes as with acting in the classical spirit.
Dante, Petrarch, and Boccaccio were the first Italian writers to make literary use of the Tuscan dialect spoken in Florence, Siena, and other towns of north-central Italy, and they won for it general acceptance as the language of culture.
www.italy1.com /literature   (1484 words)

 Super Italian Web Sites
Italian Resources from the Univ. of N. Texas
Italian Language Resources from the U of Wisc.
Italian Language Catalogs From Holt Rinehart & Winston
www.uni.edu /becker/italiano2.html   (183 words)

 The Italian Job (1969)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Italian Job is one of the best-loved British classics ever made.
The Italian Job is well remembered for two things, the first of which is the Mini's.
The second thing that it is remembered for is, of course, the line - "you were only supposed to blow the bloody doors off!", which is one of the most quoted of all time.
www.imdb.com /title/tt0064505   (715 words)

 Italian Language Activities at EnchantedLearning.com
Label the kitchen utensils in Italian, including the mixing bowl, spatula, whisk, grater, cake pan, rolling pin, measuring cup, and oven mitt.
Label the insects in Italian, including the fly, bee, ant, dragonfly, grasshopper, ladybug, mosquito, butterfly, caterpillar, and antenna.
Label the weather phrases in Italian, including: It is cold, hot, nice, raining, snowing, windy, stormy, cloudy, and sunny.
www.enchantedlearning.com /themes/italian.shtml   (1446 words)

 Italian Quizzes and Italian Trivia -- FunTrivia
You took an Italian class, and now you are able to order an espresso, to ask for directions and to buy the new Prada shoes.
Italians often conclude their meal with a piece of fruit.
Like Italian, it is a language derived from Latin, but Sicilian has had many more influences on it throughout the centuries.
www.funtrivia.com /quizzes/world/languages/italian.html   (881 words)

 Technorati Tag: italian
Italian Election Day Open Thread by de Gondi Mon Apr 10th, 2006 at 08:58:54 AM EDT promoted by DoDo Voting booths close at 15:00 h for the Italian...
Since Italian elections & Silvio Berlusconi are one of the hottest topics today I think it is fun to remind about the incident of 2004 when Italian...
Leonardo - Italian Language Schools Leonardo da Vinci School is an Italian institute for Italian language and cultural courses.
www.technorati.com /tag/italian   (550 words)

Italian is spoken as a native language by between 55 and 60 million people in Italy, Switzerland, San Marino, Sardinia and the former Yugoslavia.
It is also spoken in large immigrant communities in North and South America, North Africa and Australia.
Considered a single language with numerous dialects, Italian, like the other Romance languages, is the direct offspring of the Latin spoken by the Romans and imposed by them on the peoples under their dominion.
www.flw.com /languages/italian.htm   (75 words)

 Italian Lesson 1
Italian is my mother language, so I do know enough to be giving these basic lessons.
The Italian h is always silent and as such an Italian speaker won't pronounce it when it occurs in foreign origin words (e.g.
The Italian vowels have only one sound, regardless of what letters they precede or follow, or accent marks on the vowel, with the (minor) exception of e and o.
www.june29.com /Italian/lesson1.html   (1461 words)

 Italian language course in Italy. Learn Italian in Italy.   (Site not responding. Last check: )
All the teachers at our schools in Italy are native Italian speakers, with a university degree and special training in the teaching of Italian as a foreign language.
With the wide range of Italian courses and locations that we offer, we will almost certainly have a course which is right for you, whatever your level or interests.
If you are interested in learning Italian in Italy, visit the official website of the UK Italian Tourist Board for essential information.
www.languagesabroad.co.uk /italian.html   (688 words)

 Italian Section, Situationist International
Summer 1960: the remaining Italians in the SI (Giors Melanotte, Glauco Wuerich and Pinot-Gallizio) either resign or are excluded.
Italian translation of "The Society of the Spectacle", 10 April 1969
Italian translation of "The Society of the Spectacle", 16 April 1969
www.notbored.org /italian.html   (575 words)

 Italian Bibles
The Unbound Bible can display 2 Italian Bibles in parallel with English and other languages.
La Parola offers five Italian translations, a commentary of the NT, a Bible dictionary and more.
Italian New Testament on audio cassette from Faith Comes By Hearing.
www.ethnicharvest.org /bibles/italian.htm   (178 words)

 Learn Italian :: Italian Course
Of course there are those who learn Italian for business too; they simply get the whole pleasure aspect thrown in on top.
We offer a range of Italian courses for varying needs and budgets, all taught by professional native speakers and designed to take the hassle out of your holiday arrangements.
Other Italian Courses: Language and activity holidays, mini group, business courses, exam preparation, young at heart (over 50s) and junior programmes.
www.cactuslanguage.com /en/languages/italian.php   (362 words)

As well as introducing you to the major figures and currents of thought in Italian culture, our courses give a thorough and methodological grounding with which, should you wish, you can continue with your studies beyond the undergraduate level.
The Department of Italian Studies is a pioneer in the use of film and video at Wellesley College, both as a teaching aid and as an art form in itself.
I was welcomed by the Italian department with diverse advanced classes in literature, film, conversation and grammar.
www.wellesley.edu /Italian/ciao.html   (874 words)

 Amazon.com: Italian I: Books: Pimsleur   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Although I was learning some Italian with the Rosetta Stone program, I found that I wasn't really learning words or phrases that could be used in conversation (although towards the end I learned directions and greetings).
Because I had a mild exposure to the Italian language through my books, it was natural for me to picture the word being spoken in my mind.
However, I'm currently up to Italian III and am now accustomed to this pace of speech (which is entirely the point).
www.amazon.com /Italian-I-Pimsleur/dp/0743518373   (2092 words)

 Cyber Italian - Alphabet and Pronunciation - © Copyright CyberItalian Inc.
Move the mouse over each picture to listen to the sound of the letter and of the word starting with that letter.
Italian words end with a vowel (except words of foreign origin - e.g.
Remember that dialects and regional accents are a common trait of Italian culture.
www.cyberitalian.com /html/alphabet.htm   (258 words)

 Cooking Encyclopedia Italian
Customers interested in Encyclopedia Of Italian Cooking may also be interested in:...
Italian meringue is used in soufflés, to frost cakes and pastries and...
Betty Crocker's Italian Cooking, Antonio Cecconi, Betty Betty Crocker's New Italian Cooking Crocker...
www.my-cooking.org /7/cooking-encyclopedia-italian.html   (134 words)

 WESS Italian Studies Web
The Italian Studies Web is designed to provide access to scholarly resources in Italian Studies.
Accademia Italiana di Lingua (the professional association of schools, institutions and experts in the field of teaching Italian as a foreign language)
The Italian Studies Web is only one part of the Western European Specialists Section Web of resources for West European studies.
www.library.yale.edu /wess/italian.html   (368 words)

 Italian   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Introduction to the basic vocabulary, expressions and structures of Italian and to the culture of Italy.
Discussion of Italian films showing their close link to Italian literary, social, and political trends, to demonstrate the most significant changes occurring in Italian society since the postwar period.
The Casa Italiana was established at Nazareth College in 1978 as a center of Italian language, literature, and culture for both Nazareth students and the general public.
www.naz.edu /dept/foreign_languages/italian.html   (924 words)

 Department of Italian
In the 2001 Research Assessment Exercise, the Department of Italian was awarded a rating of 5 (on a scale of 1-5*).
All of the Department's teaching is research-led, and it has an excellent record in Italian language teaching, both for beginners and advanced students.
The Italian department is located on the fourth floor of the Humanities building on central campus.
www2.warwick.ac.uk /fac/arts/italian   (222 words)

 English - Italian Translation, Dictionary, Games, Learn Italian Language, Activities & Quiz
Italian to English games to learn language translation
Translate fruit and vegetable names from Italian to English.
Learn words related to an airport - translate from Italian to English.
www.syvum.com /squizzes/italian   (445 words)

 Yamada Language Center: Italian WWW guide   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Italian is offered at the University of Oregon by the Department of Romance Languages.
Come learn Italian at CDF - varied resources.
An Italian Guide to the Web specifically designed for teachers, students and researchers.
babel.uoregon.edu /yamada/guides/italian.html   (128 words)

 Ethnologue 14 report for language code:ITN
55,000,000 mother tongue speakers, some of whom are native bilinguals of Italian and regional varieties, and some of whom may use Italian as second language.
Most Italians use varieties along a continuum from standard to regional to local according to what is appropriate.
People in all in the Italian cantons speak Italian as first or second language.
www.ethnologue.com /show_language.asp?code=ITN   (336 words)

 Learn Italian Language Skills with Italian Software and Italian Resources
The standard Italian language is spoken by Italy's 57 million residents.
It is also a minority language in Austria and Switzerland, as well as in Libya, Somalia, and Ethiopia, which were once Italian colonies.
Have the Italian Word of the Day delivered to your email or subscribe to our Italian word RSS feed in your reader or Google or MyYahoo start page.
www.transparent.com /languagepages/italian/italian.htm   (334 words)

 Everyday Italian: Giada De Laurentiis: Show List A To Z : TV : Food Network
Italians are masters at transforming simple, everyday ingredients into dishes that are quick, healthy and satisfying.
On Everyday Italian, Giada De Laurentiis shares updated versions of homey recipes from her Italian family.
She'll show you easy dishes that are perfect for every occasion: a weeknight meal, dinner party or cozy date for two.
www.foodnetwork.com /food/show_ei   (176 words)

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