THE ROLE OF INTERSEMITIC TRANSLATION FOR SERIES LEGENDING: ANALYZING LIKE LADY VIOLET SPEAKERS IN DOWNTON ABBEY 1T
Abstract To contribute to the subtitling practices, this paper presents part of a research that was carried out in the Programa de Pós-Graduação em Linguagem e Ensino of the Universidade Federal de Campina Grande. The study analyzes the influence of Intersemiotic Translation on the subtitling of Lady Violet Crawley’s lines in Downton Abbey. As theoretical reference, we use discussions about Intersemiotic Translation by Plaza (2013), Jakobson (2000) and Frías (2011); of Semiotics by Pignatari (2004) and Pierce (2005); of subtitling by Georgakopoulou (2009), Betz (2009) and Skuggevik (2009); as well as studies on facial expressions by Ekman and Friesen (2003) and Darwin (1872), among others. This study is part of Multimedia Translation Studies (Williams; Chesterman, 2002), and it is product-oriented. Results indicate that Intersemiotic Translation generates subtitles that are influenced, compensated and/or complemented by the non-verbal elements of the film and derivates subtitling strategies that respect the semiotic framework of the audiovisual piece.