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Creating coherence in Audio Description

Braun, S (2011) Creating coherence in Audio Description Meta: Journal des Traducteurs/ Meta: Translator's Journal, 56 (3). 645 - 662. ISSN 0026-0452

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Abstract

As an emerging form of intermodal translation, audio description (AD) raises many new questions for Translation Studies and related disciplines. This paper will investigate the question of how the coherence of a multimodal source text such as a film can be re-created in audio description. Coherence in film characteristically emerges from links within and across different modes of expression (e.g. links between visual images, image-sound links and image-dialogue links). Audio describing a film is therefore not simply a matter of substituting visual images with verbal descriptions. It involves ‘translating’ some of these links into other appropriate types of links. Against this backdrop, this paper aims to examine the means available for the re-creation of coherence in an audio described version of a film, and the problems arising. To this end, the paper will take a fresh look at coherence, outlining a model of coherence which embraces verbal and multimodal texts and which highlights the important role of both source text author (viz. audio describer as translator) and target text recipients in creating coherence. This model will then be applied to a case study focussing on the re-creation of various types of intramodal and intermodal relations in AD.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Full text of this article is available at http://www.erudit.org/revue/meta/2011/v56/n3/1008338ar.html
Uncontrolled Keywords: audio description, coherence, discourse analysis, multimodality, intersemiotic translation
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Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Human Sciences > English and Languages > Languages and Translation
Depositing User: Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2012 14:53
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2014 13:51
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/205792

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