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By Pierfranca Forchini

This ebook explores the linguistic nature of yank motion picture dialog, declaring its resemblances to face-to-face dialog. the cause of such an research lies within the undeniable fact that motion picture language is commonly thought of to be non-representative of spontaneous language. The booklet offers a corpus-driven examine of the similarities among face-to-face and film dialog, utilizing certain attention of person lexical words and linguistic gains in addition to Biber’s Multi-Dimensional research (1998). the information from an present spoken American English corpus - the Longman Spoken American Corpus - is in comparison to the yankee motion picture Corpus, a corpus of yankee motion picture dialog purposely equipped for the study. at the foundation of facts from those corpora, the publication exhibits that modern motion picture dialog doesn't vary considerably from face-to-face dialog, and will for that reason be legitimately used to review and educate ordinary spoken language.

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A machine-readable format favors both quantitative and qualitative data studies; it allows for computerized storing, quick searching and manipulating of data, which can be easily enriched with extra information. Furthermore, the machine-readable format allows for objectivity and replicability of the studies, and ensures that information can be exchanged within the scientific community, and the data re-used. xls formats were chosen to facilitate data processing and information retrieval. 0 analyses.

Furthermore, Biber and Finegan (2001b) and Conrad (2001) have investigated specialized domains: the former have analyzed medical research articles and the latter textbooks and journal articles in biology and history (Conrad 2001). Helt (2001), Rey (2001) and Quaglio (2009), instead, have studied dialect variation by comparing British and American spoken English, male and female language in American television series, and TV series conversation and face-to-face conversation, respectively. Secondly, as pointed out above, Biber’s (1988) approach has useful applications, such as predicting the extent to which two linguistic features vary when they occur together in texts: A large negative correlation indicates that two features co-vary in a systematic, complementary fashion, i.

To take an example from the AMC, the total number of words transcribed for the movie Shallow Hal is 11,490, whereas the script retrieved from the web4 contains 10,660 words. Another important difference is the number of occurrences of features which are typical of spoken language: there are 49 occurrences of you know and 31 of I mean in the transcription of the movie Shallow Hal, whereas they occur respectively 38 and 23 times in the web script. The following extracts, which have been taken from the movie corpus used in this study (the AMC, cf.

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