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Tue Aug 10 2010

Calls: Translation/Perspectives: Studies in Translatology (Jrnl)

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Message 1: Perspectives: Studies in Translatology
Date: 10-Aug-2010
From: Jodie Bell <jodie.belltandf.co.uk>
Subject: Perspectives: Studies in Translatology
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Full Title: Perspectives: Studies in Translatology

Linguistic Field(s): Translation

Call Deadline: 01-May-2011

Special Issue Call for Papers
Audiovisual Translation: When Modalities Merge

Guest edited by Marta Arumí, Anna Matamala & Pilar Orero (Universitat
Autònoma de Barcelona)

Audiovisual Translation (AVT) has enjoyed for some time now a special place
in Translation Studies, with many conferences, monographs and special
issues in prestigious journals devoted to the many specialities within the
field. An effort has been placed at bridging the two traditionally isolated
realms of theory and practice, and a multidisciplinary approach has been
recently seen as the way forward when dealing with research and training in

The world of AVT is indeed a natural interdisciplinary and
multidisciplinary habitat which mirrors the many AV translation modes that
nowadays merge in the very complex scenario of media formats and their
broadcast. The ever changing world of technology is leading a new direction
where people have an interaction with electronic devices hence changing
context awareness, natural interfaces, and ubiquitous availability of
information in many forms. In the many available representations and
platforms (television, DVD, web, mobile, cinema, opera, theatre) we find
several translation modes sharing and making available the information
within. Traditional modalities such as dubbing, voice-over or subtitling
are found next to newer media accessibility modalities such as audio
description, sign language and subtitling for the deaf and hard of hearing,
which entail inter-semiotic transfer processes that go well beyond
traditional linguistic or even cultural definitions of translation.
Interpreting and respeaking are a paradigmatic example. Both the former and
the latter are evolving rapidly, in parallel with the spreading of new
communicative media and uses such as videoconferencing and the appearance
of new merging modalities, for example, remote interpreting or respeaking
for real time subtitling in virtual worlds. It is now patent that we should
consider interpreting as one of the skills when training subtitlers, or
perhaps take this new profile into consideration in the field of interpreting.

This Special Issue aims to offer a survey of the present state of affairs,
but more importantly to offer a window into the future in Audiovisual
Translation (AVT), mapping a very dynamic field within the realm of TS. The
objective is to request contributions which present emerging AVT modalities
which are the sum of two or more separate disciplines or modalities which
traditionally had never had much in common, such as audio subtitling and
voice-over, subtitling and interpreting, music studies and audio
description, or technical translation and AVT, just to name a few examples.
It will also look into establishing the groundwork from which different
branches and approaches will hopefully develop.

This issue of Perspectives invites contributions in the above fields among
others, with special interest in multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary

Deadline for article submissions: 1st May 2011

Please submit your paper through the submissions page of Perspectives at

In order to do so, you will need to create an ID there and submit your
papers according to the instructions and style sheet that are available

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