Audiovisual Translation as a Tool for the Dissemination of Scientific Research

  • Ana María Hornero Corisco Universidad de Zaragoza
Keywords: translation, scientific dissemination, audiovisual productions, subtitling, quality in subtitlint

Abstract

This paper gives a thorough overview of some of the audiovisual productions made to this day under the auspices of the University of Zaragoza with the aim of disseminating scientific knowledge. It unveils what research groups and audiovisual producers are most active, whether their videos have been translated to English and if so, which translation mode has been chosen. The analysis of a sample taken from the most productive groups reveals that the practices applied in subtitling for parameters like spatial layout, duration, and text editing need to be improved to enable optimal readability and comprehension, and a good international reception of these productions.

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Published
02/12/2019
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Articles