Translation of swearwords and vulgarisms in the animated movie South ParkBoštjan Pušnik
, 2016, diplomsko delo
Opis: Swearing is a hard to define phenomenon, because the Slovene community lacks any proper research into this interesting topic. Whenever a translator is confronted with swearing expressions he is faced with the dilemma of what exactly to do, because there is no possibility to look up such expressions in a bilingual dictionary. He has to rely on himself and in the process the translation may become a subjective piece of work resulting in a certain deviation from the original. Furthermore, swearwords in movies need to be adequately translated into the target language in the form of subtitles. Our thesis focuses on the translation of swearwords and vulgarisms in the animated movie South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut. The theoretical part of the thesis focuses on the perception of swearwords, source of swearwords, their forms in the Slovene and English speaking community and the methods which can be applied when translating such language. The empirical part represents the comparison of swearing in the original dialogs and the Slovene subtitles. We focused on swearing expressions which originate from culturally shared taboos. The discussed vulgarities are: fuck, shit, piss, ass, cock/dick, and religious swearing. The comparison served to determine the suitability of the translation. We achieved this by comparing the connotative and denotative meaning of the original and its translation, and by determining the effects that the intensity of such words and omissions have on the translation.
Ključne besede: swearwords, vulgarisms, translation, subtitling, taboo, South Park
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