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A Relevance-Theoretic Approach to Decision-Making in Subtitling

Authors: Bogucki, Łukasz

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  • Provides a critical study of recent approaches to Relevance Theory from a linguistic and communicative angle
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  • Bridges the divide between translation theory and practice by taking a fresh look at subtitling from a language perspective
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  • Positions captioning (subtitling) within its context on the broader scale of audiovisual translation
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This book aims to investigate the process of decision-making in subtitling of feature films and entertainment series. The author uses Relevance Theory (Sperber and Wilson,1986) to argue that the technical, linguistic and translational constraints at work in subtitling result in a curtailed target text, and illustrates this argument by invoking examples drawn from the English-Polish subtitles of films and television series available through the subscription service Netflix. After introducing the current state of research on audiovisual translation within and outside the framework of translation studies, he presents the core concepts underpinning Relevance Theory and explains how it can be used to construct a model of the process of subtitling. This book will be of interest to students and scholars working in the fields of translation studies, audiovisual translation studies, and communication studies.

About the authors

Łukasz Bogucki is Full Professor and Head of the Institute of English Studies and Department of Translation Studies and Language Pedagogy at the University of Łódź, Poland. He has been involved in researching and teaching translation since 1993 and audiovisual translation since 2001, making him one of the pioneers of this dynamic sub-discipline within Translation Studies.

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"In his new book, Łukasz Bogucki embarks on a challenging and interdisciplinary journey into the decision-making process that regulates the professional practice of subtitling. Firmly grounded in the theory of relevance, this monograph offers a sustained, rigorous treatment of the topic. Skilfully analysing a trove of well-chosen examples, it will appeal to students, researchers and professionals alike." --Jorge Díaz-Cintas, University College London, UK


Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
A Relevance-Theoretic Approach to Decision-Making in Subtitling
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-51803-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-51803-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-51802-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 112
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
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