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Frontiers in Educational Research, 2023, 6(1); doi: 10.25236/FER.2023.060122.

An Analysis of Discourse Markers in the Audiovisual Translation


Meifang Pei

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Meifang Pei

Shiyuan College of Nanning Normal University, Nanning, 530226, China


With the rapid development of globalization and Internet, audiovisual translation plays a vital role in overcoming linguistic and cultural differences and promoting cross-cultural exchanges. Audiovisual texts are special text types expressed through images and sounds, which requires the translation to synchronize with the visual image and sound and to create orality in the dubbed language. In order to recreate a naturally-occurring and spontaneous-sounding dubbed text, due attention is paid to the translation of discourse markers. This paper analyzes five translation strategies of discourse markers in the English-Chinese dubbed version of the animated film The Croods, including change of personal pronoun, use of sense verbs, conversion to mental process, conversion to specific actions and syntactic transformation. The translation strategies help reproduce the naturalness and orality of dubbed dialogues while taking into account the dubbing constraints.


Audiovisual Translation, Discourse Markers, Translation Strategies, Dubbing, Naturalness

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Meifang Pei. An Analysis of Discourse Markers in the Audiovisual Translation. Frontiers in Educational Research (2023) Vol. 6, Issue 1: 139-143. https://doi.org/10.25236/FER.2023.060122.


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