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Cose dItalia

In Italian, somewhere between language & culture Author: G. Stefancich ISBN: 88-7573-350-3Price: 11.50 euro Pages: 104 There is much more to Italian culture than literature, history and great art. Cose dItalia focuses on the cultural wealth inherent in everyday experi-ences and community living and includes

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In Italian, somewhere between language & culture Author: G. Stefancich ISBN: 88-7573-350-3Price: 11.50 euro Pages: 104 There is much more to Italian culture than literature, history and great art. Cose dItalia focuses on the cultural wealth inherent in everyday experi-ences and community living and includes the common knowledge that makes up the fabric of the Italian culture. This book serves as a bridge between language and culture, investigating all of the linguistic and popular elements that somehow escape translation and are inseparably linked to cultural data. To the newcomer, Cose dItalia, offers a guide in six chapters that explores the links between the Italy (geography, institutions, religion, memories of school, cooking, cinema, etc.) and the Italian language. Each chapter contains an introduction to a theme, followed by a variety of cultural exercises. The exercise key provides complete and extensive answers, making the book a perfect tool for both classroom and self-study learning. About BonaccisBonacci editore is a family company established in Rome in 1940. In the early 60s it started publishing books and audiovisuals for the teaching of Ital-ian language to foreigners. Today it has more than a hundred titles in its catalogue. Litaliano per stranieri (including Uno and Due) has been co-published by important international publishing houses, such as the Cambridge University Press, and Klett Verlag of Stuttgart, Germany.The Bonacci catalogue includes: grammar books, language courses with audiovisuals, easy-readers and exercise books. It also includes a collec-tion of Opera librettos and a series of Italian Literature Classics, which contain both the original text and the modern Italian version. Bonacci has also published a cookbook with recipes, and books with language exercises, games, and many other kind of books.

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