La reduplicazione nella codifica della maniera
Lo Baido, Maria Cristina
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Reduplication display a number of functiond ranging from the expression of plurality to the encoding of progressive aspect and intensity. In Italian, it can also convey manner, specifying the way a given processi s carries out or how a state manifests itself. Through the strategy at stake, complex espressions are creates with the purpose of conveying the meaning of manner based on the duplication of the main part of speech. The paper consists of two parts. Firstly, we aim outline a semantic taxonomy of the main and frequent manner reduplications as observed in some specific diaphasic and diatopic varieties of Italian. In the second part of paper, we will focus on Sicialian, where reduplication acquires values connectes with the semantic field of effeort/difficulty, slowness, or intensity through metonymic and metaphorical shifts of originally locative and quantificative meanings. We will adopt a usage-based approach, i.e., corpus data, spoke language data, along with consulting lexicographic sources as far as the variety of Siciliani s concerned.