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Translating Audio Description Scripts

Translation as a New Strategy of Creating Audio Description


Anna Jankowska

Translating audio description scripts from foreign into source language seems to be a tempting alternative strategy of creating audio description scripts in those countries where audio description is still scarce. This book presents the results of a three-stage study. This study was conducted to test whether the translation of audio description scripts written by experienced British audio describers into Polish is a solution that is less time and money consuming. Besides it was analysed whether the scripts created through the application of the translation strategy preserve the quality that satisfies the target recipients. The obtained results prove that translation of audio description scripts is not only possible, but also beneficial when it comes to time consumption, costs and quality of audio description.
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This publication was financially supported by the Jagiellonen University in Cracow.

Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Jankowska, Anna, 1980-  Translating audio description scripts : translation as a new strategy of creating audio description / Anna Jankowska ; Translated by Anna Mrzygłodzka and Anna Chociej. – Peter Lang edition.   pages cm. – (Text – Meaning – Context: Cracow Studies in English language, literature and culture; Volume 12)  ISBN 978-3-631-65344-9 (Print) – ISBN 978-3-653-04534-5 (E-Book) 1. Translating and interpreting–Technological innovations. 2. Multimedia systems–Research. 3. Audio-visual equipment–Technological innovations. 4. Translating and interpreting–Technological innovations. I. Mrzygłodzka, Anna, 1986-translator. II. Chociej, Anna, 1987-translator. III. Title.  P306.93.J36 2015  418’.02--dc23


ISSN 2191-1894 ISBN 978-3-631-65344-9 (Print) E-ISBN 978-3-653-04534-5 (E-Book) DOI 10.3726/978-3-653-04534-5 © Peter Lang GmbH Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften Frankfurt am Main 2015 All rights reserved. Peter Lang Edition is an Imprint of Peter Lang GmbH.

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