A Study of Subtitle Translation from the Perspective of Skopos Theory: Youth Film as a Case Study
International Journal of Applied Linguistics and Translation
Volume 4, Issue 2, June 2018, Pages: 26-30
Received: May 7, 2018;
Accepted: Jul. 3, 2018;
Published: Jul. 26, 2018
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Lyu Liangqiu, School of Foreign Languages, North China Electric Power University, Beijing, China
Wang Donghui, School of Foreign Languages, North China Electric Power University, Beijing, China
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With the increasing influence of movies in the world, subtitle translation plays an indispensable role in appreciating them. Based on the theoretical framework of skopos theory, this article uses the subtitles of the film “Youth” and their translations as the corpus. The goal is to maximize the audience’s understanding of the source film lines. It combines interpretation, abbreviation, supplementary and substitution methods together. The different functions of film lines are employed to study subtitle translation. Analyzing the function of movie lines not only helps to clarify the intended functions of the translation, but also provides ideas for subtitle translation.
Film, Skopos Theory, Subtitle Translation, Youth
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A Study of Subtitle Translation from the Perspective of Skopos Theory: Youth Film as a Case Study, International Journal of Applied Linguistics and Translation.
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