Article published in:Audiovisual Translation: Theoretical and methodological challenges
Edited by Yves Gambier and Sara Ramos Pinto
[Target 28:2] 2016
► pp. 276–287
Psycholinguistics and audiovisual translation
Psycholinguistic investigations of translated audiovisual products have been conducted since at least the 1980s. These mainly concerned the role of subtitles in the processing of language in the context of language acquisition, literacy, and education. This article provides an overview of some of the most productive lines of research from a psycholinguistic angle in audiovisual translation (AVT), focussing on studies that investigated the positive effects of subtitles on language performance, but also on a growing body of behavioural research on the cognitive processing of the language of subtitles. The article evaluates a number of methodologies in some of the most prominent studies on the processing of subtitles, primarily making use of eye tracking, and then provides some thoughts on future directions in psycholinguistic studies on the processing of the language of AVT.
Keywords: audiovisual translation (AVT), psycholinguistics, eye tracking, cognitive load, reading research
- 2.Performance and reception studies
- 3.Physiological studies
- 4.Eye tracking
- 5.Conclusion: future psycholinguistic methodologies for AVT
Published online: 09 August 2016
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