The present paper is dedicated to the study of languages and cultures contact on the territory of Switzerland as illustrated by the novel of Italian writer Alberto Nessi “Tutti discendono” (Несси, 1989). The authors of the present work have attempted to analyze interacton of German and Italian culture-specific concepts using the example of the novel of contemporary Italian writer. The paper presents the study of languages and cultures contact appeared on the Swiss territory during the postwar period of Italian immigration as well as the series of other features occurred in the languages in contact (Italian, German, French) due to cross-influence. The special attention was paid to the study of cuture-specific concepts naming phenomena and notions attributed to the particular timeframe and country, namely the Italian-speaking part of postwar Switzerland, studied by means of an example of the novel mentioned above. The authors have made an attempt to systematize and unify culture-bound terms reflecting national and histrorical specific of the studied period of time and to propose the most appopriate translation method.
Sokolova A.G., & Khuchbarova, D.M. (2020). The contact of German and Italian culture-specific concepts on the territory of Switzerland exemplified by the novel of Alberto Nessi 'Tutti discendono'. Issues of Applied Linguistics, 37, 76-107. doi: https://doi.org/10.25076/vpl.37.04