A Holistic Approach to Non-Professional Subtitling from a Functional Quality Perspective


This article studies non-professional subtitling (NPS) within a holistic framework combining Chesterman’s propositions of functional quality and expectancy norms. NPS communities emerged due to discomfort among users regarding translated audiovisual products. The assessment of the production and reception conditions of NPS through a review of studies reveals that quality is relevant on both sides. On the production side, non-professional subtitlers have defined procedures aiming at ensuring the quality of the subtitles. On the reception side, users have developed a conscious approach to select the subtitles they want to use. For users, access and speed in the release of the subtitles are key when choosing subtitles. Results indicate that NPS fulfills the users’ expectations because the communities are geared towards producing subtitles that address the users’ needs. This article calls for further exploration of NPS settings to expand the notions of quality and translation under the current conditions.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/14781700.2019.1686414
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College of Business and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences & Humanities > Centre for Language Research at Aston (CLaRA)
College of Business and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences & Humanities
Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis Group in Translation Studies on 25 Nov 2019, available online at: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/14781700.2019.1686414
Uncontrolled Keywords: Non-professional subtitling,prosumers,quality,reception,users,volunteer translator,Language and Linguistics,Linguistics and Language
Publication ISSN: 1751-2921
Last Modified: 08 Feb 2024 08:08
Date Deposited: 15 Jul 2019 08:27
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PURE Output Type: Article
Published Date: 2019-11
Published Online Date: 2019-11-25
Accepted Date: 2019-07-12
Authors: Orrego-Carmona, David (ORCID Profile 0000-0001-6459-1813)



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