Introduzione al rispeakeraggio televisivo
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Respeaking is a very recent technique thanks to which, an operator (the respeaker) listens to the source text and repeats it, reformulates it, or translates it. The vocal input is processed by a speech recognition software which transcribes it, thus producing a written text. However, some questions remain open: what is the raison d'être of respeaking? What is it used for? What competencies must a respeaker possess? For whom does s/he works, and in which contexts? After an introduction to the practice, the article will try to provide an answer to these questions, and will offer what the author hopes is a comprehensive overview of respeaking, focussing particularly on real-time TV subtitling.