Laat het los - All'alba sorgerò - A Comparison between the Dutch and Italian Translations of Songs from the Movie Frozen (2013)

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Laat het los - All'alba sorgerò - A Comparison between the Dutch and Italian Translations of Songs from the Movie Frozen (2013)

Type: Master thesis
Title: Laat het los - All'alba sorgerò - A Comparison between the Dutch and Italian Translations of Songs from the Movie Frozen (2013)
Author: Mak, Wesley
Issue Date: 2017-08-31
Keywords: Song Translation
Disney
Translation Studies
Abstract: The aim of this thesis is to compare the Dutch and Italian translations of the songs from the Disney movie Frozen (2013). The field of song translation, and musical song translation in particular, has been underdeveloped and underresearched compared to other areas in translation. For this reason, the author decided to compare the translations of the original English songs, focusing on elements such as word count, grammar, humour, use of abstract vs concrete language, exaggeration and culture. This thesis first examines the research and studies done on the subject of song translation over the years. In a second stage, the lyrics from the original movie are compared to the Dutch and Italian translations, with special focus on the elements listed above. The results of the author’s research show that the Dutch translation is truer to the original English source text, whereas the Italian translation differs in areas such as concrete language, humour and word count. The author recommends further research on multiple other musicals, and the comparison between English, Dutch and Italian translation of the musical songs in particular, in order to be able to fully support this conclusion.
Supervisor: Bovelander, Anna Maud
Faculty: Faculty of Humanities
Department: Linguistics (Master)
Specialisation: Translation in Theory & Practice
ECTS Credits: 20
Handle: http://hdl.handle.net/1887/52458
 

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