New Approaches to Audiovisual Translation: The Usefulness of Corpus-Based Studies for the Teaching of Dubbing and Subtitling

  • Juan Pedro Rica PeromingoEmail author
  • Reyes Albarrán Martín
  • Blanca García Riaza
Part of the Educational Linguistics book series (EDUL, volume 19)


Research on audiovisual translation (AVT) has undergone considerable growth in the area of teaching and learning of languages for academic purposes. The interest in this field leads to an increase of research on dubbing, subtitling and, at the same time, on the teaching and learning of linguistic aspects in AVT didactics. These studies are being significantly fostered by computational linguistics, Computer Aided Translation Technology (CATT) and discourse analysis based on multimodal corpora of audiovisual documents. Corpus linguistics becomes then a methodological assistant for text linguistic analysis and represents, together with electronic resources and software, two basic tools for audiovisual text analysis. In this article we work with a bilingual corpus of subtitles which is distributed in two different subcorpora: CORSUBILIN (Corpus de Subtítulos Bilingües en Inglés) and CORSUBILES (Corpus de Subtítulos Bilingües en Español). In so doing, we try to show and develop some of the potential applications that Corpus linguistics has in the study of AVT.


Lexical Unit Taboo Word Corpus Linguistic American Film Concordance Line 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Juan Pedro Rica Peromingo
    • 1
    Email author
  • Reyes Albarrán Martín
    • 2
  • Blanca García Riaza
    • 3
  1. 1.Departamento de Filología Inglesa IUniversidad Complutense de MadridMadridSpain
  2. 2.Departamento de Traducción e InterpretaciónUniversidad de SalamancaSalamancaSpain
  3. 3.Departamento de Filología InglesaUniversidad de SalamancaSalamancaSpain

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