José Javier Ávila-Cabrera

José Javier Ávila-Cabrera
National Distance Education University | UNED · Department of Foreign Philologies and their Linguistics

PhD. English Studies

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Introduction
José Javier Ávila-Cabrera, PhD, works as a lecturer at the Department of Filologías Extranjeras y sus Lingüísticas at the Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED), Madrid (Spain), where he teaches in the English Studies area. He holds a PhD in English Studies by UNED, specialising in the field of the subtitling of offensive/taboo terms into Spanish. Among his academic interests are offensive and taboo language in subtitling and AVT as an L2 learning tool.
Additional affiliations
January 2021 - present
Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia
Position
  • Profesor Contratado Doctor
October 2016 - January 2021
Complutense University of Madrid
Position
  • Profesor Ayudante Doctor
December 2010 - October 2016
Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia
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  • Profesor asociado

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Publications (66)
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This book provides readers, students and teachers with a clear and concise guide to understanding the concepts of offensive and taboo language and how this type of language can be subtitled into Spanish used in Spain. It combines theoretical and practical approaches and covers technical matters, as well as those of censorship, (ideological) manipul...
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This study focuses on an innovative teaching project entitled Doblaje creativo (Creative Dubbing), which was conducted at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid during the 2019-2020 academic year. Its main goal was to explore the use of creative dubbing as an innovative tool for improving oral production skills in the business English classroom, as...
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The field of didactic audiovisual translation (AVT) has been developing over the last 20 years and it now represents a solid academic field of research. It refers to research into AVT used as an educational resource in the second or foreign language (L2) classroom. Although all the research published to date has shown promising results, it is still...
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Most current university students are permanently surrounded by multimedia content, especially in their leisure time, and this is affecting their attention span and the way in which they communicate and learn. As teachers/researchers it is both challenging and rewarding for us to create activities that keep them motivated and focused, therefore we m...
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PP., ISBN 978-90-272-0755-5 Beyond the descriptive and professional-related studies based on audiovisual translation (AVT) that have been conducted in the last few decades, we are witnessing an increase in publications devoted to AVT and its multiple uses as a pedagogical tool in foreign language learning (FLL). AVT and its didactic methodologies h...
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Book review: INCALCATERRA, L., LERTOLA, J., TAVALÁN, N. Audiovisual Translation in Applied Linguistics. Amsterdam/Philadelphia, John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2020, 207 pp., ISBN 978-90- 272-0755-5.
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The improvement of foreign language (L2) skills is of paramount importance in the university context, and a considerable number of students lack linguistic proficiency in their oral and written communication skills. This lack of proficiency needs to be properly addressed and methodologies employed in order to help students improve such skills. Ther...
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This study accounts for the results obtained from a teaching innovation project called SubESPSKills (Subtitling tasks in the English for Specific Purposes class to improve written production skills) with a control and experimental group of undergraduates taking a course on Business English. The study was conducted during the 2018–2019 academic year...
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This article presents the SONAR project (Subtitulación sOcial para proporcioNar Accesibilidad audiovisual en la univeRsidad [SOcial subtitliNg to provide Audiovisual accessibility at the univeRsity]). Conducted to assess the validity of the creation of social subtitling networks, its ultimate goal is to better understand the role that social subtit...
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The combination of profanity and blasphemy can be said to be one of the most delicate taboo categories to deal with on the screen. It is in the context of audiovisual translation (AVT) where professionals have to make challenging decisions when transferring these elements. Thus, should audiovisual translators be faithful to the source text or is it...
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The OFFTATLED Project: OFFensive and TAboo Exchanges SubtiTLED by Online University Students. Every culture has its own idiosyncrasies when it comes to what is considered to be taboo language. For this reason these terms are some of the most difficult to translate from the source language into the target language in audiovisual translation. This st...
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Review of the book "Quentin Tarantino, Swearing and Translation (2015, Betlem Soler Pardo)".
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PUBLICACIONES SOBRE FILOLOGíA INGLESA EN ESPAÑA (2011) Resumen Bibliografía relativa a Filología Inglesa publicada en España en 2011. Palabras clave: Filología Inglesa; bibliografía; España. Abstract Bibliography on English Studies published in Spanish, 2011.
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Offensive and taboo exchanges are very recurrent in Quentin Tarantino's films, whose screenplays are full of characters who swear, curse and make ample use of taboo terms. The way subtitlers deal with such terms can cause a greater impact on the audience than oral speech (Díaz Cintas, 2001a). This paper aims to provide some insights, from a Descrip...
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Traducción y accesibilidad audiovisual ofrece un breve pero riguroso recorrido a través de la historia de la traducción audiovisual, que va ganando cada vez más fuerza en el mundo académico conforme se consolidan sus líneas de investigación y va adquiriendo mayor relevancia pública, gracias a su valiosa contribución a la accesibilidad universal y a...
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The transfer of offensive and taboo language in subtitling may position translators’ choices in a challenging and controversial situation, given the effect that such terms can cause on the audience (Díaz Cintas 2001a). Nowadays, it seems that dealing with this type of language starts to gain more attention in academic circles, as it belongs to coll...
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Offensive and taboo language presents a challenge for subtitlers, given the impact that it can have on an audience, particularly in its written form (Díaz Cintas 2001b). The present paper contains a descriptive analysis of the subtitling of offensive and taboo language, mainly from English into Spanish, from a translational, linguistic and technica...
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In this paper, experiences from different research groups illustrate the state-of-the-art of Mobile Assisted Language Learning (henceforth, MALL) in formal and non-formal education. These research samples represent recent and on-going progress made in the field of MALL at an international level and offer encouragement for practitioners who are tryi...
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Review of Digital-Based Language Teaching and Learning. Languages for Specific Purposes in the Digital Era (2014, edited by E. Bárcena, T. Read and J. Arús)
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Review of Deconstructing Constructions. (2007). (ed). Christopher S. Butler and Javier Martín Arista
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La manera en la que el lenguaje ofensivo y tabú se subtitula representa una práctica delicada y polémica pues este lenguaje funciona como vehículo léxico que aporta información sobre la personalidad, clase social y entorno de los personajes, pudiendo provocar una reacción fuerte en la audiencia (Díaz Cintas, 2001). Se podría decir que la omisión de...
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Teaching listening comprehension has always been a difficult task given the subjectivity that this language skill entails. This may be one of the reasons why traditional foreign language learning methodologies have most often been aimed at its assessment than at its enhancement. Nowadays, we should speak in terms of audiovisual reception skills, gi...
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Resumen. En esta comunicación se presenta el proyecto de investigación y de innovación docente RECORDS. Este proyecto se ha centrado en el uso de la audiodescripción como ayuda para mejorar las competencias de producción oral en inglés de los alumnos de varias asignaturas de la UNED. En consecuencia, la parte central del proyecto ha consistido en e...
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Rooted in the Descriptive Translation Studies paradigm, this paper starts by discussing some of the main subtitling constraints that impinge on the translator's task and moves on to analyse the various strategies employed in the subtitled Spanish version of Tarantino's multilingual film Inglourious Basterds. Bearing in mind that the film was made w...
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Resumen Bibliografía relativa a Filología Inglesa publicada en España en 2013 y 2014. Palabras clave: Filología Inglesa; bibliografía; España. Abstract Bibliography on English Studies published in Spain, 2013 and 2014.
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Bibliografía relativa a Filología Inglesa publicada en España en 2012.Bibliography on English Studies published in Spanish, 2012.
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Resumen Bibliografía relativa a Filología Inglesa publicada en España en 2012. Palabras clave: Filología Inglesa; bibliografía; España. Abstract Bibliography on English Studies published in Spanish, 2012.

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Projects (9)
Archived project
To analyse and describe the treatment of offensive and taboo language through the subtitling and dubbing of videos working with English-Spanish and Spanish-English. The students were taking a course on English-Spanish translation from the UNED, Spain.
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Analysing the treatment of offensive and taboo language via the subtitling of videos by students of the UNED enrolled in an English-Spanish translation subject.
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This project is based on evaluating the potential of creative dubbing in the ESP context, with students of Commerce from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain.