Reti sociali e abitudini linguistiche dei "cervelli in fuga" italiani in Germania

Krakenberger, Etna Rosa; Natale, Silvia (2016). Reti sociali e abitudini linguistiche dei "cervelli in fuga" italiani in Germania. PhiN. Philologie im Netz(11), pp. 54-65. Freie Universität Berlin

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Due to the economic crisis in Italy during the nineties and the beginning of the new millennium, a new wave of migration has taken place, pushing Italians to leave the country and to head – again – towards Germany. The major difference with respect to former migrations in the sixties and seventies lies in the fact that many new migrants are often highly educated and have a high sociocultural background. These attributes caused the establishment of the term "Cervelli in fuga" – brains on the run. These sociocultural premises imply a relatively wide linguistic repertoire among these new migrants, which often includes not only English and French but sometimes German too. The following article analyzes how the "cervelli in fuga" build up their social networks and how these networks are tied to their linguistic habits.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)


06 Faculty of Humanities > Department of Linguistics and Literary Studies > Institute of Italian Language and Literature > Linguistic Studies

UniBE Contributor:

Krakenberger, Etna Rosa, Natale, Silvia


400 Language > 450 Italian, Romanian & related languages




Freie Universität Berlin




Aline Kunz

Date Deposited:

15 May 2017 12:55

Last Modified:

05 Dec 2022 15:03

Additional Information:

Titel des Beihefts: «Net(work)s». Entre structure et métaphore / Tra struttura e metafora / Entre estructura y metáfora




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