When asked what is Maltese (the language) like?
The answer can be provided at least from different aspects: That of a casual contemporary lay person, and that of the historian, anthropologist or linguist. A very good online article by Professor Brincat provides a concise answer to the question.
In his book, Geoffrey Hull investigates and discusses the intricacies of the evolving attitudes towards and use of the Maltese language vis-a-vis Italian and English, in the Maltese Islands. This scholarly work addresses the complex issues in a historical, political, social and cultural context. The work focuses mainly on the last one and a half centuries during which Malta was a British Colony, yet still under considerable Italian political, cultural and economic influence.
The book was published by Said International in 1993
(ISBN 99909 43 08 7).
An image of the front cover of this book appears alongside .
The following is a very incomplete list of links to web pages regarding some prominent people who contributed to the study and fostering of the Maltese language:
Other websites of relevance: