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Sun Nov 06 2011

Confs: Ling and Literature, Translation/Spain

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Message 1: Translating Fictional Dialogue for Children
Date: 02-Nov-2011
From: Sybille Schellheimer <sybille.schellheimerupf.edu>
Subject: Translating Fictional Dialogue for Children
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Translating Fictional Dialogue for Children
Short Title: TFDC


Date: 12-Dec-2011 - 13-Dec-2011
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Contact: Sybille Schellheimer
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL: http://www.upf.edu/tfdc/en/

Linguistic Field(s): Ling & Literature; Translation

Meeting Description:

The aim of the International Conference ‘Translating Fictional Dialogue for Children’ is the study of problems arising from linguistic mediation in translation for children and young people. In contrast to the many other events that have been organised during the last years around the general topic of children’s literature, the Conference will focus on one single aspect: the translation of fictional dialogue.

Fictional dialogue, as the link between the literary and the multimodal text, is the appropriate place for evoking orality, lending authenticity and credibility to the narrated plot and giving a voice to fictitious characters. In order to achieve this mimesis of the spoken language, also called ‘feigned orality’, the author of a fictional text selects specific features, considered typical of the language of communicative immediateness, which may also include stereotyped elements, depending on the language and the culture in question as well as on the current literary conventions in each period.

The Conference will focus mainly (but not only) on modern literature (prose, theatre, comics), as after the 1920s the language used in children’s literature was renewed, in line with the realistic representation of everyday life and language in adult fiction. As a result, oral traits have increasingly found their way into fictional dialogue in the genre.

Fictional dialogue is the link between the literary and the multimodal text. Consequently, an-other aim of the Conference is to investigate the evocation of orality in the various types of audiovisual translation, primarily dubbing and subtitling.

There is also an increasing interest in investigating the evocation and recreation of the language of communicative immediateness in the field of accessibility to audiovisual media services, represented by the subtitling type of captions for the deaf and hearing impaired.

Finally, the Conference aims to promote studies concerning metalinguistic reflections on authors and translators of fictional texts as important manifestations of linguistic awareness.

The Conference is part of the activities undertaken in the research project La traducción del diálogo ficcional. Textos literarios y textos multimodales (‘The translation of fictional dialogue. Literary and multimodal texts’), funded by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation.

Conference Programme:

Monday, December 12th, 2011

10.00 - 10.15:
Opening

10.15 - 11.00:
Plenary lecture. Zohar Shavit (Tel Aviv University): From Time to Time: Fictional Dialogue in Hebrew Texts for Children

11.00 - 11.30:
Coffee break

11.30 - 12.00

Translating Dialogue in Children's Books by Highly Esteemed Adult Authors - The case of Three Cave Mountain by Swedish Novelist P. O. Enquist in German and French
Carina Gossas (Uppsala University), Ulf Norberg (Stockholm University)

Cool, Geil, Gaaf, Chouette or Super. The Challenges of Translating Child and Teenage Speech
Jan Van Coillie (Hogeschool-Universiteit Brussel)

12.00 - 12.30

A Dialogue with a Bear: Italian and Polish Translations of Milne's Winnie-the-Pooh
Monika Wozniak (University of Rome "La Sapienza")

Translating Intensifiers in Dialogues of German and Croatian Youth Literature
Anita Pavić Pintarić (University of Zadar)

12.30 - 13.00

Translating Dialogue for Children's Literature. A Contrastive Analysis on an Italian-Spanish Parallel Corpus
Lorenzo Blini (University S. Pio V Rome)

Recreating Colloquial German into Catalan in Theatre Plays for Young People
Eduard Bartoll Teixidor (Pompeu Fabra University)

13.00 - 13.15:
Discussion

13.30 - 16.00:
Lunch

16.00 - 16.30

He Speaks as Children Speak: More Orality in Translations of Modern Swedish Children's Books into French?
Charlotte Lindgren (Dalarna University),
Carina Gossas (Uppsala University)

Dialogue and Rhythm in Brazilian Adaptations of Oliver Twist
Nilce Pereira (University of São Paulo)

16.30 - 17.00

Un estudio descriptivo para analizar las traducciones de LIJ alemana en lengua vasca: las ventajas de un corpus
Naroa Zubillaga Gómez (The University of the Basque Country)

Greg Heffley (Diary of a Wimpy Kid) viaja a Europa
Gisela Marcelo Wirnitzer, Isabel Pascua Febles (University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria)

17.00 - 17.15:
Discussion

17.15 - 17.30:
Coffee break

17.30 - 18.00

Reading the Signs and Between the Lines: Translating Humorous Dialogue in Young Children's Literature
Kate Riley (University of Trento)

Fictional Dialogue in Postmodern Picture Books
Lea Grimm (University of Education of Ludwigsburg)

18.00 - 18.30

Dealing with Different Interaction Types in Translating Fictional Dialogue for Children
Antonia Cristinoi (University of Orléans)

Ejemplos de oralidad en el subtitulado y en el doblaje de The Jungle Book
Marie-Fleur Marchand (University Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris 3)

18.30 - 18.45:
Discussion


Tuesday, December 13th, 2011

9.00 - 9.30

A Political Peter Pan
John Milton (University of São Paulo)

Childish Translation vs. Translation for Children. The Construction of Fictional Dialogue in Subtitling of Cartoons
Cristina Varga (Babes-Bolyai University Cluj-Napoca)

9.30 - 10.00

The Twin Sisters' Dialogues in the Portuguese Translation of Erich Kästner's Novel Das Doppelte Lottchen
Ana Isabel Marques (School of Education and Social Science - Polytechnic Institute of Leiria)

Dubbing Donkey: The Translation of Fictive Adult Speech in Shrek
Anna Espunya (Pompeu Fabra University)

10.00 - 10.30

Expresiones fraseológicas en el diálogo ficcional para niños
Sybille Schellheimer (Pompeu Fabra University)

Descriptive and Comparative Study of the Language of Dubbing in Catalan. The Case of Animation and Anime Programmes in the Balearic TV System
Ana María Prats Rodríguez (Universitat Jaume I)

10.30 - 10.45:
Discussion

10.45 - 11.00:
Coffee break

11.00 - 11.30

Dime cómo hablas y te diré quién eres. Apuntes sobre la caracterización de un personaje de Cornelia Funke
Pilar Estelrich (Pompeu Fabra University)

Through the Eyes and Voice of a Child: Children's Audiovisual Language and its Translation
Esther Gimeno Ugalde (University of Vienna)

11.30 - 12.00

Characters' Idiolects in Roald Dahl's Books
Victòria Alsina (Pompeu Fabra University)

Writing the Oral: Subtitling for Deaf Children
Èlia Sala Robert (Roehampton University London)

12.00 - 12.15:
Discussion

12.15 - 12.30:
Coffee break

12.30 - 13.15:
Plenary lecture. Heike Elisabeth Jüngst (University of Applied Sciences Würzburg-Schweinfurt): Simultaneous Translation at the Movies: Children's Films and the Live Interpreter

13.30 - 16.00:
Lunch

16.00 - 16.45:
Plenary lecture. Martin Fischer (Pompeu Fabra University): Gulpin' Gargoyles - Language Varieties in the Harry Potter Novels

16.45 - 17.00:
Closing



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