Research Methodology and Detailed Analytical Methods

  • Yuping ChenEmail author


This book is a qualitative study with the aim of constructing a theoretical framework to guide subtitle translation in both the academic and practical fields. Building on the review of the main issues in subtitle translation considered in Chap.  2, i.e. to overcome the technical constraints, to maintain the narrative flow and to bridge the cultural gaps and the two theoretical foundations discussed in Chap.  2, i.e. SFL-informed multimodality and semiotic translation, this chapter focuses on the construction of the conceptual framework and the detailed analytical methods that will be used to examine the three metafunctions in subtitle translation. This chapter first introduces the research questions. Then, it moves on to the construction of the conceptual framework and explanations of the detailed analytical methods used in analysing the three metafunctions. Next, it describes how the data were collected. The chapter ends with a summary of the research methodology.


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  1. 1.China Agricultural UniversityBeijingChina

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