The Intricacies of Voicing Over Documentaries from English into Arabic: Implications for Translator Training

dc.contributor.author Thawabteh, Mohammad Ahmad
dc.contributor.author Al-Adwan, Amer
dc.date.accessioned 2021-07-06T07:52:03Z
dc.date.available 2021-07-06T07:52:03Z
dc.date.issued 2021-06-30
dc.description.abstract The present paper is designed to shed some light on one of the main subfields of audiovisual translation, namely voice-over, and mainly attempts to capture the intricacies involved in English–Arabic translation of a BBC television documentary entitled NW Great. The sample of the study consists of 10 MA translation students at Al-Quds University, enrolled in Audiovisual Translation I for the academic year 2016/2017. The paper confirms what Orero (2004) is inclined to conclude, that besides voice-over’s main defining features, namely faithfulness and synchrony, etc., student translators are commonly faced with several technical (e.g., synchrony in voice-over, observable in the same way as Orero (2004) argues, close-ups, etc.) and linguistic problems and potential semantic and stylistic loss. The study also has a pedagogical angle thought to be useful to trainers and trainees of the audiovisual translation mode of voice-over. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship We would like to thank MA translation students at Al-Quds University for cooperation and fruitful in-class discussions, which helped to bring the present article into being. en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://dspace.alquds.edu/handle/20.500.12213/6419
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Audiovisual translation en_US
dc.subject Arabic voice-over en_US
dc.subject subtitling en_US
dc.subject linguistic problems en_US
dc.subject cultural problems en_US
dc.subject technical problems en_US
dc.title The Intricacies of Voicing Over Documentaries from English into Arabic: Implications for Translator Training en_US
dc.type Article en_US
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