Audiovisual Translation, Subtitling by Jorge Díaz-Cintas

By Jorge Díaz-Cintas

"Audiovisual Translation: Subtitling" is an introductory textbook which supplies an excellent evaluate of the realm of subtitling. in response to sound learn and first-hand event within the box, the ebook makes a speciality of in most cases accredited perform yet identifies present issues of rivalry, takes local and medium-bound versions under consideration, and strains new advancements which may have a power at the evolution of the occupation. the person chapters disguise the principles of excellent subtitling perform, the linguistic and semiotic dimensions of subtitling, the pro setting, technical issues, and key techniques and conventions, delivering entry to the middle abilities and data had to subtitle for tv, cinema and DVD. additionally integrated are graded workouts masking center talents. "Audiovisual Translation: Subtitling" can be utilized via lecturers and scholars as a coursebook for the study room or for self-learning.It can be aimed toward translators and different language pros wishing to extend their sphere of activity.
While the operating language of the booklet is English, an accompanying DVD comprises pattern movie fabric in Dutch, English, French, Italian and Spanish, in addition to a number of discussion lists and a key to a few of the workouts. The DVD additionally contains WinCAPS, SysMedia's expert subtitling education software program package deal, used for broadcast tv worldwide and for plenty of of the newest multinational DVD releases of significant Hollywood tasks.

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DVD also tends to go for these long lines, as viewers can simply rewind the movie if they have not had enough time to read a subtitle. The other reason given is that consumers of DVDs – who also have access to the dubbed version and can choose the language combination of their liking for the sound and subtitle tracks – often use subtitles to improve their skills in other languages and prefer a translation that follows the original more closely and abridges as little as possible. Television, on the other hand, varies from as little as 28 characters per line to some 37 as the maximum.

From English to English – for these social groups. com) has been the ¿rst to provide instant machine translation of television content from English into Spanish. Judging by the awards it has received and the enthusiasm it appears to have awakened in certain sectors of the profession, it would not be surprising if, in the not too distant future, this practice were to awaken greater interest in other countries with Jorge Díaz Cintas and Aline Remael 21 multicultural and multilingual populations. Despite its potential, however, the problem here resides in the apparent lack of human agents and in the fact that this approach seems to be driven solely by economic forces and interests, as is apparent from the company’s own website: “The use of the TTV service provides broadcasters with a cost effective way to reach the Hispanic viewer while also generating additional incremental advertising revenue”.

This subtitling is the main focus of this book and will be analyzed in depth in the chapters to follow. The traditional, broad distinction between interlingual (for hearers) and intralingual (for the deaf) subtitling has systematically overlooked a professional practice that has existed for several years and that is acquiring greater visibility thanks to DVD: interlingual subtitles for the deaf and the hearing impaired. Historically, in countries with a strong tradition of dubbing, such as Spain, Germany, Austria, France or Italy, the deaf could only watch programmes that had been originally produced in Spanish, German, French or Italian, and later also subtitled intralingually into these languages.

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