This paper describes changes in the frequency and use of some selected linguistic features in the language of Italian printed news: le dislocations, sentence-initial connectives, sentence length, lexical density and subordinating conjunctions. e study adopts a diachronic approach and relies on a corpus- based methodology. Language change was measured between 1985 and 2000 using two sub-sections of the Repubblica corpus. e main hypothesis is that these sixteen years highlighted signi cant changes emerging in newspaper language, partly due to the competition of commercial television, which entered a phase of exponential development in this period. More speci cally, these changes re ect the attempt of written news to reproduce communicative styles more suitable to orality and to real-time events.
|Titolo:||Changing trends in Italian newspaper language. A diachronic, corpus-based study|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2013|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||2.1 Contributo in volume (Capitolo o Saggio)|