Can we do the right thing?: subtitling African American vernacular English into French
Mevel, Pierre-Alexis (2012) Can we do the right thing?: subtitling African American vernacular English into French. PhD thesis, University of Nottingham.
Situated at the intersection of Translation Studies, Sociolinguistics and Film Studies, this thesis provides an analysis of the subtitling into French of a corpus of films portraying speakers of African American Vernacular English (henceforth AAVE). By analysing the French subtitles, the thesis focuses on the possibility of using non-standard forms in the target language, on their potential impact on the reception of a film, and on the theoretical underpinnings of juxtaposing two linguistic varieties on screen.
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