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, pp. 49-69. München: Otto Sagner. 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.

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Translated title:
Movie subtitles as a source for a quasi-oral parallel corpus?English
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Bunčić, Danieldaniel@buncic.deUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
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URN: urn:nbn:de:hbz:38-74940
Title of Book: Linguistische Beiträge zur Slavistik. XIX. JungslavistInnen-Treffen in Berlin, 16.–18. Dezember 2010
Series Name: Specimina Philologiae Slavicae
Volume: 171
Number: 171
Page Range: pp. 49-69
Date: 2012
Publisher: Otto Sagner
Place of Publication: München
ISBN: 978-3-86688-328-4
Language: German
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Zentrale Forschungseinrichtungen > Cologne Center of Language Sciences - Kölner Zentrum Sprachwissenschaften (CCLS)
Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Fächergruppe 5: Moderne Sprachen und Kulturen > Slavisches Institut
Subjects: Language, Linguistics
Other languages
Public performances
Refereed: Yes
URI: http://kups.ub.uni-koeln.de/id/eprint/7494


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