On the occasion of the very recent publication (December 2023) of the Vocabolario del romanesco contemporaneo (VRC) by Paolo D’Achille and Claudio Giovanardi, with the collaboration of Kevin De Vecchis, this contribution presents some features of the work, framing it in the Roman lexicographic tradition. After briefly retracing the stages in the preparation of the vocabulary, some of the main aspects of the list of headwords are illustrated: the presence of entries, including Italian ones, of the numerous archaisms and the equally frequent juvenile words collected is highlighted, justified and explained. The complex Roman lexicon documented in the VRC is therefore very stratified, but the marks placed on many headwords allow them to be correctly placed in the Roman linguistic continuum on a diastratic and diaphasic level.
D'Achille, P., De Vecchis, K. (2023). Si ce sta er margutto marimba! Arcaismi, italianismi e giovanilismi nel Vocabolario del Romanesco Contemporaneo. RIVISTA DEL DIZIONARIO ETIMOLOGICO E STORICO DEL NAPOLETANO, I(2), 7-29.