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Title: Arabic Subtitles on English Movies: Some linguistic, ideological and pedagogic issues
Author: Bahaa-Eddin M. Mazid
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Institution: United Arab Emirates University
Linguistic Field: Translation
Subject Language: Arabic, Standard
Abstract: This study examines mistranslations and “corruptions” in English-to-Arabic subtitling. It begins with a consideration of different factors in the subtitling process, in particular the notion that subtitling may be approached as a special form of interpreting in which various different semiotic codes are involved in a complex interplay. It then proceeds to a detailed analysis of errors seen in the subtitles of several English-language films and TV dramas. These errors involve such areas as literalness, inattention to context, unnatural expressions, foul language and levels of formality in translation, and for each case-example, suggestions for improvements are made. The paper concludes with a consideration of key linguistic, ideological and pedagogical issues highlighted by the examples, and argues that Arab academia should pay far more attention to what is still a heavily under-researched field.
Type: Individual Paper
Status: In Progress
Publication Info: IJAES, vol.7, 2006: pp. 81-100


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