Chapter 1 offers a close-up account of the American Movie Corpus. It presents the reasons and needs for using authentic movie dialogs together with the findings about their linguistic similarity with face-to-face conversation obtained through var- ious multi- dimensional analyses and corpus-driven criteria. Then, with these premises in mind, the AMC is described by illustrating its origins, characteristics and corpus building criteria.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe American Movie Corpus: A Tool for the Development of Spoken Lexico-Grammatical Competence
EditorsPierfranca Forchini
Number of pages45
Publication statusPublished - 2021


  • Movie Language
  • MDA
  • Spoken grammar
  • Corpus Linguistics

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