Respeaking the BBC news

Eugeni, Carlo (2009)

in The Sign Language Translator and Interpreter 3:1

Manchester , St. Jerome: 29-68

Respeaking is a recently introduced technique used by many broadcasters to subtitle their live output in real-time. Given the increasingly widespread academic, professional and social interest in this technique and the lack of literature in the field (Eugeni and Mack 2006), this article examines respeaking in some detail and attempts to build an ad hoc model for the analysis of strategies employed by BBC respeakers in real-time subtitled BBC News. The results are discussed with the aim of drafting best practice for respeaking.