A Cognitive Approach to Audio Description

  • Jana Holsanova
Part of the Palgrave Studies in Translating and Interpreting book series (PTTI)


Holsanova presents theoretical and methodological approaches relevant for the research on audio description (AD) and exemplifies the application of these approaches by studies on live AD 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.


Mental Image Verbal Description Visual Scene Mental Imagery Blind Person 
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  • Jana Holsanova
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  1. 1.Lund UniversityHelsingborgSweden

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