Per una storia del volgare a Genova tra Quattro e Cinquecento
Linguistica Vol. V/2003/1, pp. 167-201
Abstract: The present paper deals with the history of the vulgar in Genova in the 15th and 16th century. As a starting point, the author discusses the very close relationship between the city's political and literary-linguistic history. It is shown that two systems had coexisted since the Middle Ages: one in enconomastic poems and another for vernacular ones. The period examined was already a time of subordination for Genova compared with Tuscany; therefore, it is important that we show the elements of the vulgar in different types of texts.