Il latino nell’età della globalizzazione
The aim of this paper is to refute the general opinion that, in the era of globalization, Latin is a dead language, detached from communication processes and everyday life. In contrast to this statement, we highlight the universal influence of Latin, which has left deep marks also on Germanic languages, especially on English, which is considered by several linguists unanimously to be the most latinized non-Romance language. Special emphasis is put on the transfer of the Latinisms adapted in various areas of Italian, which the average user of the language perceives as Anglicisms. The frequent appearance of Latinisms in several areas (from informatics to advertisement), not only in Italian, proves the vitality and universality of Latin in the era of globalization.