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Riflessioni sulla diffusione delle costruzioni scisse nell’italiano giornalistico odierno a partire dalla loro manifestazione nei lanci di agenzia in italiano e in inglese

De Cesare, Anna-Maria. (2012) Riflessioni sulla diffusione delle costruzioni scisse nell’italiano giornalistico odierno a partire dalla loro manifestazione nei lanci di agenzia in italiano e in inglese. Cuadernos de Filología Clásica. Estudios griegos e indoeuropeos (19). pp. 11-39.

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Abstract

The goal of the paper is to discuss the hypothesis of the spreading of cleft constructions in contemporary Italian through a possible contamination with the English language. The discussion is centered on news releases, a text type produced by news agencies for the media (both oral and written). If we have chosen to focus on texts produced by news agencies, it is because news releases can be considered to have a primal status: not only in terms of the content conveyed, but also as far as the language goes. From a linguistic point of view, news releases form in particular “the morphosyntactic canvas” of other journalistic texts and can thus trigger (new) linguistic habits or contribute to further spreading linguistic features that are already on the spread. In light of the quantitative and qualitative data proposed in this study for Italian and in a contrastive perspective with English, the hypothesis of the spread of Italian cleft constructions in contemporary journalistic texts via a contamination with English in the texts produced by news agencies does not seem plausible.
Faculties and Departments:04 Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > Departement Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaften > Fachbereich Italianistik > Italianistik (de Cesare Greenwald)
UniBasel Contributors:De Cesare Greenwald, Anna-Maria
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Publisher:Universidad Complutense de Madrid
ISSN:1131-9070
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
Language:Italiano
Last Modified:15 Jun 2017 06:52
Deposited On:15 Jun 2017 06:52

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