The American Movie Corpus (AMC) is a collection of movie dialogs
transcribed by the AMC team which does not include any audiovisual material or script from the web.
The AMC site is intended as a point of contact for scholars interested in movie discourse.
The Idea behind the Project
Although movies are artifacts by nature, investigations of the AMC (see ) have, indeed, revealed that their dialogs share the same textuality and linguistic features which characterize face-to-face conversation and that language learners can improve their spoken competence by actively watching movies. Starting (1) from these results, (2) from the assumption that spoken language has a primary role in communication and (3) from the fact that despite its primacy it is rarely included in language classes, the main idea behind the project is to offer a tool for linguistic scholars to investigate movie discourse and spoken registers
and for language learners/teachers to fill this gap and develop spoken lexico-grammatical competence.