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Title: Topics in Audiovisual Translation
Edited By: Pilar Orero
URL: http://www.benjamins.com/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=BTL%2056
Series Title: Benjamins Translation Library 56

The late twentieth-century transition from a paper-oriented to a media-oriented society has triggered the emergence of Audiovisual
Translation as the most dynamic and fastest developing trend within
Translation Studies. The growing interest in this area is a clear indication that this discipline is going to set the agenda for the theory, research, training and practice of translation in the twenty-first century.
Even so, this remains a largely underdeveloped field and much needs to be done to put Screen Translation, Multimedia Translation or the wider implications of Audiovisual Translation on a par with other fields within
Translation Studies. In this light, this collection of essays reflects not only the "state of the art" in the research and teaching of Audiovisual
Translation, but also the professionals' experiences. The different contributions cover issues ranging from reflections on professional activities, to theory, the impact of ideology on Audiovisual Translation, and the practices of teaching and researching this new and challenging discipline.

In expanding further the ground covered by the John Benjamins’ book (Multi)Media Translation (2001), this book seeks to provide readers with a deeper insight into some of the specific concepts, problems, aims and terminology of Audiovisual Translation, and, by this token, to make these specificities emerge from within the wider nexus of Translation Studies,
Film Studies and Media Studies. In a quickly developing technical audiovisual world, Audiovisual Translation Studies is set to become the academic field that will address the complex cultural issues of a pervasively media-oriented society.

Table of contents

Introduction: Audiovisual translation: A new dynamic umbrella
Pilar Orero vii–xiii

1. Professional perspectives 1

Film dubbing: its process and translation
Xènia Martinez 3-7

Subtitling methods and team-translation
Diana Sánchez 9–17

2. AVT Theory 19

In search of a theoretical framework for the study of audiovisual translation
Jorge Diaz Cintas 21–34

Synchronization in dubbing: A translational approach
Frederic Chaume Varela 35–52

Parameters for the classification of subtitles
Eduard Bartoll 53–60

3. Ideology and AVT 61

Translation in bilingual contexts: Different norms in dubbing translation
Rosa Agost 63–82

Language-political implications of subtitling
Henrik Gottlieb 83–100

4. Teaching AVT 101

A place for film dialogue analysis in subtitling courses
Aline Remael 103–126

Language awareness through training in subtitling
Josélia Neves 127–140

E-AVT: A perfect match: Strategies, functions and interactions in an on-line environment for learning audiovisual translation
Miquel Amador, Carles Dorado and Pilar Orero 141–153

5. AVT Research 155

The challenge of research in audio-visual translation
Francesca Bartrina 157–167

Tradaptation cinématographique
Yves Gambier 169–181

Myths about documentary translation
Eva Espasa Boras 183–197

Closed subtitling in Brazil
Vera Lucia Santiago Araújo 199–212

Index 213–225

Publication Year: 2004
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Translation
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1588115690
ISBN-13: 9781588115690
Pages: xiv, 227 pp.
Prices: U.S. $ 134
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9027216622
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Pages: xiv, 227 pp.
Prices: Europe EURO 99.00