Translating Song : Lyrics and Texts, Paperback / softback Book

Translating Song : Lyrics and Texts Paperback / softback

Part of the Translation Practices Explained series



This engaging step-by-step guide prescribes effective strategies and tactics for translating a wide range of songs and other vocal music, from classical to contemporary.

Focusing on best practice and with a variety of language examples, the book centres on four key themes:translating songs for a range of recipients and within different contexts (skopos theory)translating songs for reading on paper or on screens (surtitles and subtitles)"singable translations" and the Pentathlon Approachtranslating expressive texts.

With a substantial introduction, six insightful chapters, further reading and a glossary of key terms (also available at and on the Routledge Translation Studies Portal), this lively and clear student-friendly guide is essential for students, researchers and practitioners involved in or studying the practice of translating music.

This will also be an engaging read for musicians and all those interested in the study of music.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 132 pages, 12 Illustrations, black and white
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
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  • Category: Musical scores, lyrics & libretti
  • ISBN: 9781138641792



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