Farewell to the Italian Language? Italians in the U.S. Speak it “poco”

Dec 17, 2018 445

BY: Enza Antenos

Food and wine, culture, Made in Italy make all things Italian an American obsession. Additionally, in the U.S., at least 25 million people are of Italian descent, as estimated by the two key Italian American organizations. Nevertheless, this passion does not correspond to the linguistic reality of Italian in the States.

According to a study published recently by the Center for Immigration Studies, the Italian language in the States continues to experience a drastic decline and not only in its academic study, as we’ve already reported here the disconcerting drop in university enrollments. Now the statistics show that it is affecting us closer to home, literally at home.

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SOURCE: https://www.lavocedinewyork.com

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