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Analysis of Lighting up the Stars Subtitle Translation under Skopos Theory

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DOI: 10.23977/langl.2023.061002 | Downloads: 841 | Views: 2816


Mingyao Sun 1, Fanghua Liu 1


1 Changchun Normal University, Changchun, Jilin, China

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Mingyao Sun


The demand for English subtitles for export is rising daily as a result of the standardization, popularization, and commercialization of China's international film and television business. There are Wuhan dialect characteristics in the family film Lighting Up the Stars. To demonstrate how crucial the skopos theory is for translating subtitles for films and television, the author analyzes the English subtitles of Lighting Up the Stars under skopos theory. She advocates the idea that when translating subtitles for movies and television shows, translators ought to prioritize the Skopos Theory first before searching for the best translation methods in order to shoulder the responsibility of presenting compelling China stories through their works, fostering cross-cultural communication, and accurately and fully showcasing China's unique charm.


Skopos Theory; Subtitle translation; Lighting up the Stars


Mingyao Sun, Fanghua Liu, Analysis of Lighting up the Stars Subtitle Translation under Skopos Theory. Lecture Notes on Language and Literature (2023) Vol. 6: 11-16. DOI:


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