Publication details [#66848]

Ghia, Elisa. 2019. (Dis)aligning across different linguacultures: Pragmatic questions from original to dubbed film dialogue. Multilingua 38 (5) : 583–600.
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De Gruyter


In original and dubbed film dialogue, direct questions are a means to depict interpersonal relationships on screen. In particular, pragmatic questions (i.e. non-questioning, rhetorical interrogatives) are frequently used to mark alignment among interactants, in the form of affiliative and disaffiliative interrogatives, respectively expressing positive and negative stance. Based on the exploration of the Pavia Corpus of Film Dialogue, the current inquiry aims at exploring the ways in which affiliative and disaffiliative questions are constructed in original English filmic speech and in Italian dubbing.