By John Rentoul

ISBN-10: 1742738389

ISBN-13: 9781742738383

Undesirable English, as George Orwell argued so eloquently over 60 years in the past, is an indication of laziness, sloppy concept or insincerity. but why is it then that such a lot of people stay in thrall to clichés, stale idioms and empty words by way of expressing ourselves? Jargon and clichés are surely attractive: they're fast, effortless and (we wish to imagine) they make us appear like we all know what we're speaking approximately. they assist us slot in with others who use a similar language. the difficulty is that each one too frequently they develop into a short-cut for announcing not anything a great deal – concealing that means instead of speaking it.

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Spicca inoltre la posizione eccentrica dell’isola linguistica francoprovenzale di Faeto (P. 715)36, situata in Puglia. La tavola 4 (relativa al francese standard) rivela l’inserzione del tipo geolinguistico francese nel contesto italo-, sardo- e retoromanzo. Non stupiscono i fatti seguenti: (1) la presenza privilegiata (con valori di similarità situati sopra la media aritmetica) del geotipo francese a nord della fascia La Spezia-Rimini (ad eccezione del Veneto e dell’Istria nonché di alcuni poligoni periferici nei Grigioni (Rumantschia) e nel Comèlico, (2) l’insediamento di tassi di similarità particolarmente alti nella Valle d’Aosta e nelle vallate occitaniche del Piemonte (P.

Per una miglior comprensione della tavola 20 giova anche l’idea metaforica che ciascuno dei 970 triangoli funge da ‘tubo’ posto tra due località contigue, nel quale corrono ‘flussi’ di similarità di varia intensità. Come nel caso della sinossi dei valori massimi bisogna però aggiungere che, dal punto di vista tassometrico, l’analisi interpuntuale è piuttosto superficiale. In effetti, i 970 valori interpuntuali rappresentano, sui 72771 valori delle rispettive matrici di distanza o di similarità, solo 1,33% della totalità delle informazioni quantitative disponibili.

Questo programma è stato eseguito in maniera esemplare soprattutto dall’esploratore Paul Scheuermeier che, grazie ad una sensibilità straordinaria per la realtà etnografica nonché animato da esimie doti personali, ci ha fornito non solo i rilevamenti trascritti e depositati negli otto volumi in foglio dell’AIS ed i due volumi del ‘Bauernwerk’ (Scheuermeier 1943 e 1956) accompagnati da una fitta serie di scritti minori ricchi di appunti ed osservazioni dettagliati12, ma anche circa 4500 fotografie di altissimo valore documentario, archiviate e conservate in perfetta qualità all’Università di Berna.

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