Evaluation criteria and film narrative. A frame to teaching relevance in audio description
Perspectives. Studies in Translatology
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The filmic product undergoes a process of deconstruction and selection by the describer, who must decide which particular elements of the characters, costumes, set and action are to remain. Given its importance for professional practice, the acquisition of an appropriate yet flexible concept of relevance for audio descriptions is one of the main aims of any AD course, but how can translator trainees learn to decide what to describe? This article presents a teaching proposal aimed at tackling the problem of relevance in audio description through the combined use of evaluation criteria and film narrative.