AbstractsLanguage, Literature & Linguistics

Lost in Translation

by Merve Derya Yaziciglu

Institution: Roskilde University
Year: 2015
Keywords: Translation; Humour; Subtitles; Family Guy; Netflix; DR
Record ID: 1122287
Full text PDF: http://rudar.ruc.dk/handle/1800/18493


This project focuses on translation from spoken language into subtitles and in particular, how humour is translated. For this purpose, we chose to look at how ‘Family Guy’ has been subtitled on both DR and Netflix. Our main data is our transcription of these subtitles; our target-texts, as well as the spoken language in the series; our source-text. In order to analyse our transcriptions we have used the humour theories of superiority, incongruity and psychic release, as well as the translation theories and strategies of Anne Schjoldager and Henrik Gottlieb.