• SUBTITLING

According to Gottlieb (1992), the goal of adequacy- and even less equivalence is not always reached in any type of translation. To assess the quality of a specific subtitling, the rendering of each verbal film segment must be analyzed with regard to stylistic and semantic value. Based on his experience as a television subtitler, he has devised ten strategies which are used by subtitlers, including: 1) Expansion, 2) Paraphrase, 3) Transfer, 4) Imitation, 5) Transcription, 6) Dislocation, 7) Condensation, 8) Decimation, 9) Deletion, and 10) Resignation. He claims that these strategies can also be found in other type of translation. The following table is taken from Gottlieb’s (1992, p.166) categories of subtitling. This table consists of different types of subtitling strategies with the characteristics of each one, as well as the media specific type:

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