Conference on 27th February 2014 in Siena, Italy
Organized by the Università per Stranieri di Siena, this conference brings together researchers who are particularly sensitive to cross-cultural issues in subtitling.
The conference aims to explore key concerns associated with subtitling and intercultural communication with a particular focus on European languages such as English, German, Italian and Spanish, in order to promote the cross-fertilization of practices, ideas and theoretical approaches.
The idea to investigate subtitling from an intercultural perspective, and also with reference to language teaching, is due to the fact that the Università per Stranieri di Siena has been actively engaged for many years in these areas of research. Furthermore, recent studies have correlated the relevance of new technologies (subtitling included) with language learning, creating new scenarios which involve an increasing number of people with different languages and cultures. Other subject areas have developed an interest in subtitling: translation studies, linguistics, as well as studies on communication for the deaf and hard of hearing. More...