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Quality is in the eye of the stakeholders: what do professional subtitlers and viewers think about subtitling?

Szarkowska, A; Diaz-Cintas, J; Gerber-Morón, O; (2020) Quality is in the eye of the stakeholders: what do professional subtitlers and viewers think about subtitling? Universal Access in the Information Society 10.1007/s10209-020-00739-2. (In press). Green open access

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Abstract

Quality is a rather slippery concept, and its assessment in subtitling can be a challenging task, as its appreciation can easily vary depending on the diferent stakeholders involved in the production and reception of subtitles. In this paper, we evaluate quality indicators in subtitling as perceived by professional subtitlers and viewers. After exploring the various subtitle parameters that can have an impact on the quality of the end product (such as line breaks, synchronisation, display rates), we present the results of two qualitative studies conducted with professional subtitlers and subtitle viewers with diferent audiovisual backgrounds. The results yield some similarities and discrepancies, particularly in the way in which the strategy of condensation is perceived by the two groups, and they also help delineate the subtitle parameters that should be taken into consideration in order to improve the creative process as well as the reception of subtitles.

Type: Article
Title: Quality is in the eye of the stakeholders: what do professional subtitlers and viewers think about subtitling?
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1007/s10209-020-00739-2
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10209-020-00739-2
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher's terms and conditions.
Keywords: Subtitling, Quality, Audiovisual translation, Viewers, Subtitlers, Subtitle display rates, Line breaks
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of Arts and Humanities
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of Arts and Humanities > SELCS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of Arts and Humanities > SELCS > Translation Studies
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10101217
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