“You have to find the right words, words are so important”, says Michele – aka Nanni Moretti in his celebrated 1989 film “Palombella rossa”. In one of the Italian director’s most famous and quoted lines, he urges us to reflect on the importance of language and the fact that it is necessary to say the right words in the right context, seek to use appropriate terms and avoid overused expressions. As Pablo Neruda wrote, “the whole idea changes if one word changes place”. Discussions on 28 November at the Italian Cultural Institute of Munich on the occasion of the 14th Italian Language Week, will be of words, vocabulary, communication and the Italian language – as beautiful as it is unpredictable – with special guest Paola Tiberii, author of the “Dizionario delle collocazioni”(Zanichelli, 2012).
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