Audio Recordings "There are a lot of Italians who speak Spanish, and a lot of Spanish who speak Italian."
Articles and Essays with this item:
Carroll, Thomas D.
21st Avenue (Paterson, N. J.)
- "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
- Subject Headings
- - Italian Americans
- - Oral history
- - Interviews
- - Sound recordings
- - 21st Avenue (Paterson, N. J.)
- - Ethnography
- - United States -- New Jersey -- Paterson
- - 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.
- Digital Audio Tape
- Call Number
- AFC 1995/028: WIP-TDC-A008
- Source Collection
- Working in Paterson Project Collection (AFC 1995/028)
- American Folklife Center
- Digital Id
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Working in Paterson Project collection, 1993-2002 (AFC 1995/028), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
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