How do you pronounce biopic, synod, and Breughel? - and why? Do our cake and archaic sound the same? Where does the stress go in stalagmite? What's odd about the word epergne? As a finale, the author writes a letter to his 16-year-old self.
Examining the morphosyntax of dialetics comprising Italy, Corsica and the Italian and Romantic-speaking areas of Switzerland, this original and innovative analysis presents previously unknown or understudied data from a variety of Romance dialects.