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Dialogue Writing for Dubbing

An Insider's Perspective

Authors: Spiteri Miggiani, Giselle

  • Examines the technical, practical and functional demands that accompany the linguistic and cultural text adaptation
  • Bridges the divide between research, teaching and professional practice
  • Focuses on the dialogue writing phase in dubbing
  • Provides a selection of examples drawn from a corpus of 360 TV scripts
  • Tracks text modification made to the scripts during the rewriting and recording process
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About this book

This book analyses an important phase in the interlingual dubbing process of audiovisual productions: the elaboration of target language scripts for the recording studios. Written by a practitioner in the industry who is also an academic and trainer, it provides practical know-how and guidelines while adopting a scholarly, structural and methodical approach. Supported by an exemplified, analytical and theoretical framework, it is non-language specific and discusses strategies and tricks of the trade. Divided into three parts, the book provides a descriptive, practical and analytical approach to dubbing and dialogue writing. The author analyses scripts drawn from her own professional practice, including initial drafts that illustrate the various transformations of a text throughout the rewriting process. She also offers a ‘backstage’ perspective, from first-hand experience in recording sessions that enabled knowledge of text manipulation, studio jargon, and the dubbing post production process. This publication will provide a valuable resource for novice dubbing translators and dialogue writers, while offering practitioner insights to scholars and researchers in the field of Audiovisual Translation, Film and Media Studies. 



About the authors

Giselle Spiteri Miggiani, is a translator and dubbing dialogue writer of TV series and movies broadcast on Italian TV (RAI, Mediaset, Sky). She is a lecturer in Audiovisual Translation at the University of Malta.

Reviews

“A truly ground-breaking contribution to Audiovisual Translation, Dialogue Writing for Dubbing: An Insider’s Perspective presents a meticulous picture of the dubbing industry, rethinking ways in which dubbing scripts can better meet client and audience expectations. It illustrates how translators and dialogue writers can make creative yet systematic choices in their daily work. Based on long-term professional practice, and accompanied by academic reflection, this beautifully conceived book provides a detailed didactic guide to translation for dubbing, and will soon constitute an essential asset in the field.” (Frederic Chaume, Professor of Audiovisual Translation, Universitat Jaume I, Spain, and University College London, UK)
“Drawing on extensive first-hand practice in the dubbing industry, Spiteri Miggiani has put together an extremely valuable and very clearly structured volume about the elaboration of a dialogue script for the revoicing of audiovisual productions into multiple languages other than the original. Dialogue Writing for Dubbing: An Insider’s Perspective is a treasure trove of very useful and rarely found information about the practical and functional aspects of a dubbing script. It is bound to become a classic and obligatory reading for practitioners, researchers and trainers in dubbing, as well as for anyone with an interest in audiovisual translation in general.” (Pablo Romero-Fresco, Ramón y Cajal Researcher, Universidade de Vigo, Spain, and Honorary Professor in Translation and Filmmaking, University of Roehampton, UK)

 

Buy this book

eBook $79.99
price for USA (gross)
  • Unpublished eBooks cannot be pre-ordered in advance.
  • Due: April 25, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-04966-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Hardcover $99.99
price for USA
  • Unpublished eBooks cannot be pre-ordered in advance.
  • Due: March 28, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-04965-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Dialogue Writing for Dubbing
Book Subtitle
An Insider's Perspective
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-04966-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-04966-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-04965-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 265
Number of Illustrations
17 b/w illustrations
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