«A Don Eglia»
Scritture di soldati a monsignor Elia Dalla Costa durante la Grande Guerra
This paper focuses on a selection of postcards and letters’ collection kept at the Archive of Saint Peter’s church in Schio (Vicenza). The missives were written by the soldiers during World War 1 to their priest Elia Dalla Costa (1872-1961); the soldiers wrote him about their daily and religious life. These topics are the main characteristic of the corpus. Studying their language, it is possible to analyse the typical features of a type of Italian called ‘italiano popolare’ with the presence of Vicenza dialectal substrate. Some postcards and letters are here analysed, described and examined.