Publication details [#21686]

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This chapter provides an overview of what has been done so far in the study of song translation, and focuses in the specific features, problems and delights posed by this specific genre and its complexity. The first part acts as a prelude. It introduces the topic generally by giving a short overview of major contributions in this field. Then the chapter looks into the two major types of song translation: sung or singable versions and translation by surtitles. The last section briefly presents studies looking at song translation from a sociocultural perspective, to show what they can add to those drawing mainly on linguistics and music.
Source : Based on abstract in book