A Sociolinguistic and Intercultural Study of Diasporic Films
A contribution to the ever-growing field of audiovisual translation studies, this volume investigates the processes involved in the translation of multilingual films, a media genre where language, culture and identity are closely interwoven. To explore the relationships that get established between audiovisual translation, linguistic diversity and identity, the book analyses a corpus of immigrant films portraying the South Asian diaspora, with the aim of determining how diasporic identity is then reconstructed for the Italian audience through dubbing and subtitling. A sociolinguistic analysis model is proposed that covers all linguistic levels, including the use of ethnolects and some fundamental discourse strategies, such as code-switching and code-mixing, thus illustrating how linguistic choices and language variation are socio-culturally symbolic.
Chapter 1: Translating multilingual films: Challenges and issues
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Translating multilingual films: Challenges and issues
All of us have, at one time or another, left a movie theater wanting to kill the translator.
— NORNES (1999: 13)
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