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Title: Towards an empirical approach to the study of dubbing-induced language change in Italian
Author: Viola, Lorella
ISNI:       0000 0004 5915 7184
Awarding Body: University of East Anglia
Current Institution: University of East Anglia
Date of Award: 2015
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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.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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