This book addresses a gap in the study of audiovisual translation (AVT)
carried out in minority languages by exploring the role played by translations
appearing on the Basque Public Broadcasting Service in the promotion and
development of the Basque language. Using the framework provided by
descriptive translation studies, the author illustrates the socio-cultural context
of AVT in the Basque Country, focusing on the dubbing from English to
Basque of television animation for children.
The most innovative aspect of the book lies in its cultural and descriptive
approach. Following a corpus-based descriptive methodology, the study
establishes a set of criteria for a contextual and linguistic analysis that
embraces both the cultural and linguistic dimensions of translation and allows
source texts to be compared with their translated versions at the macro- and
micro-structural levels. The book uniquely offers a broad overview of the
cultural context as well as a detailed analysis of the linguistic properties of
the dubbed texts.