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By Pierfranca Forchini

This publication explores the linguistic nature of yankee motion picture dialog, stating its resemblances to face-to-face dialog. the cause of such an research lies within the indisputable fact that motion picture language is often thought of to be non-representative of spontaneous language. The ebook offers a corpus-driven examine of the similarities among face-to-face and picture dialog, utilizing particular attention of person lexical words and linguistic good points in addition to Biber’s Multi-Dimensional research (1998). the information from an current spoken American English corpus - the Longman Spoken American Corpus - is in comparison to the yankee motion picture Corpus, a corpus of yank motion picture dialog purposely equipped for the study. at the foundation of proof from those corpora, the e-book exhibits that modern motion picture dialog doesn't vary considerably from face-to-face dialog, and will hence be legitimately used to review and train usual spoken language.

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To be selected for the AMC, movies had to: (a) (b) (c) (d) be produced in the United States from 2000 on; be acted / spoken mostly in American English; not be set in previous centuries and eras; have ordinary life settings. Parameters (a) and (b) determine the kind of domain and variety under examination, i. e. American movie language. Parameter (b) also reflects the idea of dialogue in action, that is to say, dialogue had to be present in the movie selected (e. g. narrated movies, documentaries and, of course, silent movies had to be excluded).

Months have just been the happiest my life)that sentence (I know we haven’t been oftogether but these last ten months have just been the happiest of my life) from the AMC. Extract 5. An example of tagged AMC Extract 5. An example of tagged AMC. As Extract 5 shows, each tagged corpus has a vertical format which Aseach Extract 5 shows, each tagged has athe vertical displays word on a separate line, a corpus space after word,format and thewhich displays each word a separate a space after more the word, and the tag tag beginning with on ^.

It is usually defined as non-spontaneous for three reasons: first, because it is prefabricated; second, because it is written, or rather, it is written to be spoken as if it were not written; third, because it always implies some reciting, i. e. the speakers are actors who recite and have to follow a script, or screenplay, even when they are asked to improvize (Nencioni 1976, 1983; Gregory and Carroll 1978; Taylor 1999; Rossi 2003; Pavesi 2005). There are also other factors which, it is claimed, create non-spontaneity: Taylor (1999) draws attention to the time and space constraints of movies.

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