Corpus-Based Analysis Of Pervasive Linguistic Elements In Movies Scripts For Visualizing Characters: Trends In Parenthetical Directives

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  • Souda Mohammad M Abdaly

Abstract

A movie screenplay is a highly technical written document that is utilised by professionals in the movie industry. It is a relatively unexplored field that is not generally studied. The initial phase of filmmaking exhibits distinct linguistic characteristics that are employed in specific circumstances to serve purposes. Moreover, these language aspects are employed to instruct the performers on how to portray the scenes of the film in various ways, considering their individual characteristics. The present study aims to analyse a collection of 30 movie scripts using the AntConc programme in order to identify situations when the linguistic elements exhibit specific features. This is done to ascertain how these aspects contribute to the visualisation of the characters and their actions in the movies. In conclusion, the analytical findings can provide a solid reason for developing a framework for creating movie scripts. Additionally, this will create opportunities for future research in the same field, as the linguistic elements of this register have not been well investigated.

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2024-02-13

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Abdaly, S. M. M. . (2024). Corpus-Based Analysis Of Pervasive Linguistic Elements In Movies Scripts For Visualizing Characters: Trends In Parenthetical Directives. Migration Letters, 21(S5), 32–41. Retrieved from https://migrationletters.com/index.php/ml/article/view/7671

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