Lorenzo Tomasin

Cato Cavopei's accounts (Chioggia, by 1275)

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The paper provides the edition, with a linguistic commentary, of a document that dates back approximately to 1275. It was written in Chioggia by a local administrator of a monastery and it can be useful to improve our knowledge about the medieval vernacular of that town. The modern dialect of Chioggia shows Venetian and Paduan features that could be interpreted in two ways: either the result of its Venetianization, or the effect of the influence of the mainland dialects on an early Venetian variety. The witness of this text seems to enhance the hypothesis of an early resemblance between the vernaculars of Chioggia and Venice.


  • vernacular of Chioggia
  • medieval vulgar documents
  • Italian dialectology


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