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Acknowledging and protecting language rights on SABC TV through the use of subtitles

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dc.contributor.author Olivier, Jacobus Alwyn Kruger (Jako)
dc.date.accessioned 2012-09-20T07:50:39Z
dc.date.available 2012-09-20T07:50:39Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.citation Olivier, J.A.K. 2011. Acknowledging and protecting language rights on SABC TV through the use of subtitles. Communicatio: South African journal for communication theory and research, 37(2):225-241. [http://www.journals.co.za/ej/ejour_commu.html] http://www.tandfonline.com/RCSA ] en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0250-0167
dc.identifier.issn 1753-5379 (Online)
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10394/7405
dc.description.abstract In this article the use of subtitles is proposed as a way by means of which the problem of acknowledging and recognising language rights on SABC TV can be addressed. The concept of language rights is approached in terms of how it is understood in the field of sociolinguistics. Within the South African context the language provisions in the constitution (1996) need to be taken into account. An overview is also provided of multilingual broadcasting and of how this type of broadcasting is realised by SABC TV. Despite legislation and SABC policy accommodating the acknowledgement and protection of language rights, SABC TV favours the use of English. In this article the importance is emphasised of pivot and bilingual subtitles within the South African situation. Finally, this article proposes subtitling as a method through which multilingual broadcasting can be realised and the language rights of the speakers of languages other than English can be acknowledged and protected on SABC TV. en_US
dc.description.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02500167.2011.589393
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Unisa Press/Taylor&Francis en_US
dc.subject Bilingual subtitles en_US
dc.subject digital broadcasting en_US
dc.subject language rights en_US
dc.subject multilingual broadcasitng en_US
dc.subject pivot subtitles en_US
dc.subject SABC en_US
dc.subject screen translation en_US
dc.subject subtitling en_US
dc.subject television en_US
dc.title Acknowledging and protecting language rights on SABC TV through the use of subtitles en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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