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Audiovisual Translation

Taking Stock

Editor(s): Jorge Díaz Cintas, Josélia Neves

Book Description

This book is an edited collection of papers dealing with some of the main issues in audiovisual translation (AVT) today. As the title indicates, it proposes to take stock of where the discipline stands and to speak of the opportunities and challenges that an ever-changing environment poses to those involved in the field, whether in teaching, researching or working professionally within the industry. The selection of papers provides a detailed overview of the multidisciplinary richness that characterises AVT by covering topics related to culture, linguistics and technology, among others, in various thematic and geographical contexts. All the main domains of AVT are explored—subtitling, dubbing, surtitling, accessibility to the media—and new directions are highlighted, showing how audiovisual translation is moving beyond its traditional settings.


ISBN-13: 978-1-4438-7432-8
ISBN-10: 1-4438-7432-9
Date of Publication: 01/04/2015
Pages / Size: 330 / A5
Price: £52.99


Jorge Díaz Cintas is the Director of the Centre for Translation Studies (CenTraS) at University College London. He is the author of numerous articles, special issues and books on audiovisual translation, and has served as Chief Editor of the Peter Lang series New Trends in Translation Studies since 2010. He is one of the directors of the European Association for Studies in Screen Translation, a member of the international research group TransMedia, and a board member of the EU project LIND-Web.

Josélia Neves is a teacher of audiovisual translation at the Translation and Interpreting Institute of Hamad bin Khalifa University, Qatar. She has a personal interest in accessible communication, and has carried out numerous research projects on SDH, AD and multisensory communication in both educational and cultural contexts. She has published widely and is often invited to speak at international conferences. She is on the ESIST Board of Directors and is a member of the research group TransMedia.