The American Movie Corpus (AMC) is conceived as a repository of data

transformed into a new monomodal (textual) utility.

As such, the AMC is a collection of movie dialogs transcribed by the AMC team

which does not include any audiovisual (multimodal) material or script from the web.

The copyright of the movies resides with the original copyright holder(s).

The resulting texts are used for noncommercial/nonprofit purposes,

such as linguistic research, scholarship, teaching, criticism and comment.

The AMC is not publicly available, but data extracted from the corpus can be shared free of charge.

Any scholars, language learners and/or teachers (henceforth USERS) who are interested in

using the corpus can contact the AMC team.

Word lists, lexical bundles, collocations, concordances and snippets of dialog

can be accessed via the AMC LAB page.

USERS declare and accept that the data obtained from the corpus will be used by them

for the exclusive purposes of research, scholarship, teaching, criticism and comment.

USERS assume complete responsibility: neither the AMC team nor the AMC Board

are a party to or are in any way responsible for copyright infringement.


Pierfranca Forchini, PhD

Project Director

The American Movie Corpus