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Film-Untertitel als Quelle eines quasi-mündlichen Parallelkorpus?

Bunčić, Daniel (2012) Film-Untertitel als Quelle eines quasi-mündlichen Parallelkorpus? In: Linguistische Beiträge zur Slavistik. XIX. JungslavistInnen-Treffen in Berlin, 16.–18. Dezember 2010. Specimina Philolgiae Slavicae (171). Otto Sagner, München, pp. 49-69. ISBN 978-3-86688-328-4

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    In contrast to monolingual corpora, for which transcripts of oral communication are nowadays increasingly available, parallel corpora are still seriously biased towards written texts. An approach to counter this bias might be the inclusion of movie subtitles, which can be extracted from DVDs. Therefore this paper examines in how far subtitles represent orality, which is understood in the sense of “language of proximity” in Koch/Oesterreicher’s (1985) framework. For the analysis the creation of multilingual subtitles is broken down into three steps: the fictionalization of movie dialogue in contrast to real dialogue; the change of medium from the sound track to the subtitle; and the translation from the original language to the target languages. The result of this analysis on the basis of a tiny test corpus of subtitles is that despite some adaptations for better readability, subtitles exhibit the “language of proximity” to a great extent and can therefore provide a suitable counter-balance for written parallel corpora.

    Item Type: Book Section
    Bunčić, Danieldaniel@buncic.de
    Szucsich, Luka
    Gagarina, Natalia
    Gorishneva, Elena
    Lezskowicz, Joanna
    URN: urn:nbn:de:hbz:38-74940
    Series Name: Specimina Philolgiae Slavicae
    Publisher: Otto Sagner
    ISBN: 978-3-86688-328-4
    Number: 171
    Subjects: Language, Linguistics
    Other languages
    Public performances
    Faculty: Philosophische Fakultät
    Divisions: Philosophische Fakultät > Cologne Center of Language Sciences - Kölner Zentrum Sprachwissenschaften (CCLS)
    Philosophische Fakultät > Slavisches Institut
    Language: German
    Date: 2012
    Date Type: Publication
    Full Text Status: Public
    Date Deposited: 20 Mar 2017 14:10:01
    URI: http://kups.ub.uni-koeln.de/id/eprint/7494

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