Format Audio Recordings
Contributors Carbonelli, Matthew
Carroll, Thomas D.
Dates 1994
Location New Jersey
Paterson
United States
Language English
Subjects 21st Avenue (Paterson, N. J.)
Ethnography
Interviews
Italian Americans
Oral History
Sound Recordings
Title
"There are a lot of Italians who speak Spanish, and a lot of Spanish who speak Italian."
Contributor Names
Carbonelli, Matthew (Narrator)
Carroll, Thomas D. (Interviewer)
Created / Published
1994-08-11
Subject Headings
-  Italian Americans
-  Oral history
-  Interviews
-  Sound recordings
-  21st Avenue (Paterson, N. J.)
-  Ethnography
-  United States -- New Jersey -- Paterson
Genre
Ethnography
Interviews
Notes
-  Interview with Matthew Carbonelli.
-  Summary of audio segment: MC says it's funny that there's a lot of Italians who were born in South America, and so speak Spanish and Italian. And vice versa. Languages are close. MC remembers in the 1960s seeing the stores on Park Avenue convert to Hispanic stores. Remembers one, going down there, and Spanish speaker said something that would be exactly the same in Italian. The languages are very close. MC can understand Spanish as long as they speak slowly. If they start rumbling fast, then I get lost. MC's father, if he was here, could speak both.
Medium
Digital Audio Tape
Call Number
AFC 1995/028: WIP-TDC-A008
Source Collection
Working in Paterson Project Collection (AFC 1995/028)
Repository
American Folklife Center
Digital Id
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.afc/afcwip.tca00805


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