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XVII WEEK OF ITALIAN LANGUAGE IN THE WORLD: Language in contemporary Italian Cinema. A lecture by Ettore Marchetti

Date:

10/19/2017


XVII WEEK OF ITALIAN LANGUAGE IN THE WORLD: Language in contemporary Italian Cinema. A lecture by Ettore Marchetti

Language has always had an important role in cinema, although the interest of both public and critics is usually focused on other aspects. Italian contemporary cinema acquires an added value through its language, which is a fundamental vehicle of knowledge of a lively society, even outside the national borders. A look at the language in Italian contemporary cinema is an opportunity to celebrate its vitality and its interdisciplinarity but also to reconsider the status of the Italian language, which is – despite the opinion of many detractors – ductile, complex, and alive more than ever.

Ettore Marchetti is Teaching Fellow of Italian Language and Linguistics at UCD and researcher in contemporary Italian linguistics, with a particular focus on the neostandard variety. His research explores the ways in which mass media use contemporary language, how they interact and how everyday speech is reflected in TV shows, newspapers. He has just published an article on some of the new linguistic tendencies of Italian cinema, concentrating the analysis on the genre of comedy.

 Event in Italian

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Date: Thursday, October 19, 2017

Time: At 6:30 pm

Organized by : Italian Institute of Culture

Entrance : Free


Location:

Istituto Italiano di Cultura

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