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ACCADEMIA DELLA CRUSCA: Claudio Marazzini, "On the sidelines of an epidemic: linguistic implications of a virus", March 2020




Claudio Marazzini, President of the Accademia della Crusca and renowned historian of the Italian language, tries his hand at dealing with some linguistic issues related to the Covid-19 epidemic, offering a significant contribution to the culture of the word. “However, consider this chat - writes Marazzini - as a way to reflect on current events, cushioning the tragedy of the situation a bit, as did the ten young people of the Decameron who chose to tell stories at the time of the great plague of 1348. Furthermore think of an ineliminable truth: every human event has reflections that touch the language, because through language men become aware of the facts, weigh them, judge them, draw consequences from them. The traces of the facts always stick to the words ". Continue reading>


Date: Da Wednesday, May 13, 2020 a Tuesday, May 26, 2020

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