The book offers a survey of the developments in research on face management in Far East cultures and in the West. The author then presents a composite model of face management for analysing face interactions in selected Chinese and English film sequences as well as its representation in the corresponding subtitles. Support for the research is provided by audience response experiments conducted with six Chinese and six British subjects, using one-on-one interviews. The audience responses show that viewers who rely on subtitles gain a significantly different impression of the interlocutors’ personality, attitude and intentions than those of native audiences. The results also demonstrate that the nature of the power relations between interlocutors changes from the original to the subtitled version.
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Appendix 2 Transcription Conventions (Wadensjö 1998: 102) ‘ continuing intonation (usually with rising or sustained tone) . terminating intonation (usually with a falling tone) ? questioning intonation (usually with rising tone) e::: long vowel (example) (1) one second silence boldface words spoken with emphasis (boldface is replaced by underlining in this text)
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