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Subtitling and Intercultural Communication

European Languages and Beyond

Author/Editor: Beatrice Garzelli and Michela Baldo (eds)

Year of publication: 2014

Keywords: AVT

Place of Publication & Publisher: Pisa: Edizioni ETS

Publisher URL: http://www.edizioniets.com/Scheda.asp?N=9788846741493

ISBN/ISSN: 9788846741493

Publication blurb:

This volume, which officially launches the series of books InterLinguistica, brings together essays that explore the links between subtitling and intercultural communication in different audiovisual genres (cinema, TV, DVD and web), covering a wide range of European and non European languages. The need to investigate further the contact between subtitling and intercultural communication stems from the fact that subtitles are not merely instruments of representation of cultural differences but also potential tools for deconstructing cultural stereotypes and developing intercultural competence.
The book is divided into three sections. The first one (Subtitling and Inter-cultures) provides the analysis of case studies concerning the representation of cultural diversity and proposes to contrast the risks of ethnocentrism with the use of more creative forms of subtitling. The second section (Subtitling and Foreign Language Learning in Europe and beyond) explores the different ways in which subtitles can be used both in Foreign Language Teaching and in Translation classes, while the third part (Subtitling for the deaf and hard of hearing and new technological frontiers) examines subtitles for special audiences and the use of new technologies (online software or respeaking software), addressing the question of subtitling quality.
The volume therefore represents a challenge: the beginning of a dialogue between Translation Studies and Intercultural Communication capable of offering fruitful insights into the realm of human communication.