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This site is intended as a resource for scholars and students with an interest in the translation of dialects in multimedia contexts; a complex, interdisciplinary subject area involving linguistics, communication studies, film studies and translation studies as well as other areas of cultural studies, sociology and other disciplines.

Some of the topics which will be covered by the material on this site include: dubbing, subtitling films in dialect and linguistic varieties; theatre translation; cultural transfer processes in the characteristics of dialects; archaisms, regionalisms, varieties in the continuum between dialect and standard language; diglossia (national language and regional or local language; "official" and "non official" language); the use of new technologies in the translation of dialect.

Why theatre needs a Cornu-copia of regional dialects

Theatre should give a voice to all corners of Britain or it risks being bland and irrelevant – Cornwall included

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