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Representation of Scouse in the movies compared to linguistic description


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Justić, Lucija. (2015). Representation of Scouse in the movies compared to linguistic description. Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of English Language and Literature. [mentor Josipović Smojver, Višnja].

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Being among the most influential means of communication and information, media are often responsible for establishing and reinforcing stereotypes of a particular group and its language. One such language is Liverpool English or Scouse, which has always suffered disparaging remarks due to many negative stereotypes associated with it. The aim of this thesis is to examine to what extent the representation of Scouse in the movies matches the representation found in linguistic descriptions, and whether the stereotypes connected with this variety influenced its representation. The first part of the thesis consists of the theoretical research, with the emphasis on the historical events that influenced the creation of Scouse and the overview of its linguistic features. Additionally, there is a mention of the stereotypes created around the variety, which are assumed to have influenced the representation in the movies. The second part contains qualitative research of Scouse features conducted on a selected corpus from the scripts from three different movies, all of which were selected based on several criteria that were considered necessary for the analysis.

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: Scouse, Liverpool, linguistic features, representation, stereotypes, movies
Subjects: English language and literature
Departments: Department of English Language and Literature
Supervisor: Josipović Smojver, Višnja
Date Deposited: 13 Nov 2015 10:49
Last Modified: 13 Nov 2015 10:49

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