Specific Features of Verb Forms in Italian for Specific Purposes

MARCETA, Tamara Pirjavec (2013) Specific Features of Verb Forms in Italian for Specific Purposes. 3rd International Conference on Foreign Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics.

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Abstract

Key words: business Italian, professional texts, verb forms, language learning strategies, business Italian course curricula ABSTRACT The research analyses verb forms based on an Italian business language corpus composed of 50 professional papers published in the "Il Sole 24 ore", an Italian journal in the field of economics. The aim of this paper is to establish the frequency rate of individual verb forms within the corpus by using primarily the quantitative analysis method. At macro level, the ratios of active-passive, simple-complex and indicative-subjunctive verb forms were analyzed. Each of these relations has further been studied according to the respective categories. The obtained results on the frequency of individual verb forms serve as a guideline in choosing the strategies for acquiring the morpho-syntactic structures that are specific for specialized texts. Furthermore, they are of crucial importance in the understandingof professional texts, and as such, represent significant guidelines in the development of the business Italian course curricula.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
P Language and Literature > PA Classical philology
P Language and Literature > PC Romance languages
P Language and Literature > PE English
P Language and Literature > PI Oriental languages and literatures
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)
P Language and Literature > PR English literature
P Language and Literature > PS American literature
Divisions: Education Faculty > English Language and Literature Department
Depositing User: Mr. Serdar Ozgoze
Date Deposited: 30 May 2013 09:30
Last Modified: 30 May 2013 09:30
URI: http://eprints.ibu.edu.ba/id/eprint/1981

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