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Tesi etd-03042015-154531


Thesis type
Elaborati finali per laurea triennale
Author
TINTORI, FRANCESCA
URN
etd-03042015-154531
Title
Analysing food talk: a case study of the film "eat, pray, love"
Struttura
LINGUE E LETTERATURE STRANIERE
Corso di studi
LINGUE E LETTERATURE STRANIERE
Commissione
controrelatore Masi, Silvia
relatore Prof.ssa Bruti, Silvia
Parole chiave
  • linguistica cibo
  • linguistics of food
  • culturemi
  • culturemes
  • stereotipi americani film
  • american stereotypes films
  • dubbing
  • doppiaggio
  • cultural translation
  • traduzione culturale
Data inizio appello
09/02/2015;
Consultabilità
completa
Riassunto analitico
At present, food and alimentary practices are foregrounded both by the mass media and by the catering sector, thus being characterised by cultural and social relevance. That has an effect on many aspects of society, including language. Hence, I list the main steps in the development of gastrolinguistics in the US, with a strong interest in the use of foreign languages in restaurants - especially French and Italian - as a strategy for attracting customers, and in that regard I provide some possible explanations.<br>Then, the focus of my analysis goes on the representation of these phoenomena and of the role of food practices in films. Then, after giving some basic notions on the nature of Audiovisual translation and dubbing, I analyse the original and the dubbing Italian version of the American film &#34;Eat, Pray, Love&#34;, focusing my work on scenes which offer interesting linguistic and cultural insights on the use of food talk in interactional and transactional domains: in the creation and expression of identity, in contexts of socialisation and interaction and in the representation of gender and ethnic stereotypes.
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