Note linguistiche sul ciclo di Nane Oca
The essay focuses on the language of Nane Oca’s cycle of novels, studied in its evolution from the first book to the very recent Lato oscuro. Mainly, three aspects are taken into account: 1) literary entries; 2) syntactic patterns; 3) lexical compounds. The analysis of each aspect tries to show how in the language of Nane Oca forms derived from the literary tradition (used to give a characteristic epic tone to the work) are originally combined with completely new solutions. As the literary component decreases, the presence of the dialect, which Scabia uses more openly, becomes stronger over time.