Towards an empirical approach to the study of dubbing-induced language change in Italian

Viola, Lorella (2015) Towards an empirical approach to the study of dubbing-induced language change in Italian. Doctoral thesis, University of East Anglia.

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This study develops an innovative method to researching translation interference and
language change through dubbing and it takes the Italian language as a case study.
By employing an empirical methodology, this research overcomes some of the
limitations of previous approaches to the subject and identifies the object of study
with much more clarity. The analysis also makes a valid contribution to cognitive
research on media-induced language change, indicating that repetition over time,
rather than, or as well as, media engagement, is a decisive factor in assimilating and
subsequently diffusing innovative linguistic features into the language.
First, I carefully explore current practices and identify a number of
limitations in the relevant fields of study. Second, I develop a methodology which
encompasses the need for a more precise methodology and empirically substantiates
the argument of dubbing-induced language change proposed before. Finally, I apply
such a method to 73 present-day Italian linguistic expressions thus demonstrating the
method’s effectiveness and applicability.

Item Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication Studies
Depositing User: Jackie Webb
Date Deposited: 07 Jun 2016 12:05
Last Modified: 31 Oct 2018 01:38


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