A sword-day, a red day : a comparative study on community-generated subtitling
1University of Oulu, Faculty of Humanities, English Philology
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|Persistent link:|| http://urn.fi/URN:NBN:fi:oulu-201602031112
|Publish Date:|| 2016-02-03
|Thesis type:||Bachelor's thesis
The study compares the Finnish DVD-subtitles of The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King with the community-generated subtitles by the divxfinland.org community. The aim is to broaden the view of ‘amateur’ subtitling by contrasting it with the commissioned subtitles and explicating on their problems and accomplishments.
The most notable issue with the community-generated subtitles was mishearing the dialogue. Otherwise the subtitles are of comparable quality in areas like target language grammar and accuracy of interpretation. The paper also explores the translation of poetic language: the DVD-subtitles reusing the book translations and problems resulting from it and the varying quality in the community-generated ones.
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