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Palgrave Studies in Translating and Interpreting
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The Prosody of Dubbed Speech

Beyond the Character's Words

Authors: Sánchez-Mompeán, Sofía

  • Presents dubbing and prosody as two autonomous and consolidated fields of research, and as two interrelated disciplines
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  • Evaluates trends characteristic of Spanish dubbing prosody, including intonation, loudness, tempo, rhythm and speech tension
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  • Explores the difficulties of rendering prosodic cues from one language into another, and the strategies that can be used by translation and dubbing professionals
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  • Due: March 26, 2020
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About this book

This book offers a descriptive and practical analysis of prosody in dubbed speech, examining the most distinctive traits that typify dubbed dialogue at the prosodic level. The author's unique perspective - as both a translation studies researcher and a voice-over professional - helps to bring these two aspects of the dubbing process together into a coherent study for the first time. Supported by corpus analysis of English and Spanish episodes of US TV show How I Met Your Mother, she examines aspects of prosody in source and target languages, including features such as intonation, loudness, tempo, rhythm and tension. This book will be of interest to students and scholars of translation and interpreting, media studies, television and film production, as well as dubbing professionals.


About the authors

Sofía Sánchez-Mompeán is a Researcher in Audiovisual Translation and Part-time Lecturer at the University of Murcia, Spain. She is also a translator, subtitler and proofreader and has worked as a dubbing actress. She is a member of the Galician Observatory for Media Accessibility (GALMA).

Reviews

“An excellent example of solid scholarship, The Prosody of Dubbed Speech: Beyond the Character’s Words constitutes a ground-breaking contribution to dubbing, where Sofía Sánchez-Mompeán makes an important and thought-provoking contribution to the language of dubbing by examining non-verbal features that characterise dubbed speech.  Based on an updated, select bibliography, this insightful volume reveals aspects on the language of dubbing not yet revealed in typical research. It will soon become a must-read for practitioners, researchers and lecturers in Audiovisual Translation.” (Frederic Chaume, Universitat Jaume I, Spain and University College London, UK)
“Published at a time when dubbing is enjoying a sweet revival in academic interest, The Prosody of Dubbed Speech: Beyond the Character’s Words boldly goes where no other books have gone before and takes the reader on an adventurous and rewarding voyage into the nonverbal dimension of speech and its communicative significance in dubbing. Rigorous, up-to-date and written in a most engaging prose, this is a must-read for all interested in finding out about the intricacies that make dubbing such an arresting and fascinating experience for the audience.” (Jorge Díaz-Cintas, Centre for Translation Studies (CenTraS), University College London, UK)

“The Prosody of Dubbed Speech: Beyond the Character’s Words is a rigorous, up-to-date and insightful book that carefully analyses the exciting intersection of dubbing and prosody, where how characters say what they say is often the key to understanding what they mean.  This book manages to shed light on concepts that are often mentioned in dubbing but very rarely explored in detail, such as intonation, loudness, tempo, rhythmicality and the impact that they have on the meaning of the dubbed script and the viewers’ perception. Written in an engaging and accessible style, this book is essential reading for practitioners, researchers and trainers in dubbing, as well as for anyone with an interest in the nonverbal dimension of speech. A wonderful contribution by an excellent young scholar.” (Pablo Romero-Fresco Universidade de Vigo, Spain and University of Roehampton, UK)

Buy this book

eBook $79.99
price for USA (gross)
  • The eBook version of this title will be available soon
  • Due: March 26, 2020
  • ISBN 978-3-030-35521-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Hardcover $99.99
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at +1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week).
  • Due: February 27, 2020
  • ISBN 978-3-030-35520-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Prosody of Dubbed Speech
Book Subtitle
Beyond the Character's Words
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Translating and Interpreting
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-35521-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-35521-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-35520-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 240
Number of Illustrations
23 b/w illustrations
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