Cognitive approach to audio description

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The article presents theoretical and methodological approaches relevant for the research on audio description (AD) and exemplifies the application of these approaches by studies on live audio description of films conducted at Lund University. A cognitive, reception-oriented perspective on AD and the framework of embodied cognition are in focus. It is claimed that previous research on scene perception, scene description and mental imagery can be preferably adopted in the study of AD. It is further argued that an interdisciplinary framework, integration of theoretical approaches and triangulation of methods is necessary in order to investigate such a complex phenomenon as AD.


Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Other Humanities


  • audio description, embodied cognition, mental imagery, reception-oriented perspective
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationResearching audio description
Subtitle of host publicationNew approaches
EditorsAnna Matamala, Pilar Orero
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-137-56917-2
ISBN (Print)978-1-137-56916-5
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Jan 5
Publication categoryResearch

Publication series

NamePalgrave Studies in Translating and Interpreting

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