Competenze plurilingui nella Provincia di Belluno: un patrimonio da valorizzare

  • Laura Campanale ITT Mazzotti Treviso


This contribution analyses the presence of multilingual skills in the mountains of the Belluno Province, in particular in the area of Cadore and “Val di Zoldo”, which for centuries, have been affected by the seasonal emigration of ice-cream makers to the German-speaking territories. The sociolinguistic reference data were extracted from my doctoral thesis (Campanale 2006a) and are based on quantitative analysis (196 completed questionnaires) and a qualitative one with two types of interviews “structured with a fixed response” and “structured with a free response”. Despite the 1999 Law on the Protection of Minorities, very few measures have so far been put in place to improve the local linguistic heritage. However, there has been a renewed interest in the linguistic policies of these territories following the passing of the new Statute of Veneto in 2012, as well as the regional Laws in 2007, 2014, 2019 and 2021. This is above all reflected in schools with some innovative experiments of Ladin using the CLIL method.