Teaching English through movies : ATEM journal
Online ISSN : 2433-1929
Print ISSN : 1342-9914
On English Subtitles and Dubbing in Japanese Movies
Goro Yamamoto
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2008 Volume 13 Pages 46-56


This study compares the data contained in English subtitles with those contained in English dubbing in the Japanese film Hauru No Ugoku Shiro (Howl's Moving Castle) in terms of the information pressure and Preferred Argument Structure (PAS). Although the English subtitles and dubbing are distinct from each other in word choice and sentence structure, it is clear that they share the natural referent distribution observed in previous studies on PAS. The last section presents two prospective ways in which English subtitles and dubbing in a Japanese film can be used to impart English teaching.

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