- Code LANG3002
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics
- ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
- Course subject Language Studies
- Areas of interest European Languages, Linguistics and Applied Linguistics
- Academic career UGRD
- Dr Zhengdao Ye
- Mode of delivery In Person
Second Semester 2015
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This course investigates the problems regularly encountered in the process of cross-language and cross-cultural transfer as found in texts not classifiable as literary, and in material other than the written word. We begin by exploring genres of translation and establishing our focus on vocational, specialised or practical forms, as opposed to the literary genres which are the focus of LANG3001. We proceed to explore general principles and criteria for evaluation, and look at topics such as translation in international organizations, technical translation, machine translation, interpreting, the translations of film-scripts and the design and use of dictionaries and other works of reference. The School of Language Studies with the Centre for Arab and Islamic Studies and the College of Asia and the Pacific together offer a wide range of languages, and some staff members who contribute to this course are experienced translators.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
On successful completion of this course, students will have:
- enhanced their skills as translators of non-literary material;
- enhanced their ability to evaluate texts which have been translated;
- gained heightened appreciation of the complex linguistic and cultural problems which form part of the process.
There is no exam in this course. Assessment is by means of two major assignments (1500 words & 2400 words, 45% each) and participation in tutorials and seminars. The latter may include a short presentation. Assignment work will be informed by reading in the field of Translation Studies.
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2 hours per week of lectures/seminars for 13 weeks.
1 hour-long tutorial per fortnight.
The number of hours of study per week outside class time may be expected to be in the range of 6 to 10 hours.
Requisite and Incompatibility
You will need to contact the School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics to request a permission code to enrol in this course.
Jeremy Munday, Introducing Translation Studies: Theories and Applications, London and New York, 2001/2008.
Mona Baker (ed.), The Routledge Encyclopedia of Translation Studies, London, 1997: P306.E57 1998
Roger T. Bell, Translation and Translating: Theory and Practice, London and New York, 1991 P306.B39 1991
Alan Duff, The Third Language: Recurrent Problems of Translation into English, London, 1981 PE1498.D83 1981
Basil Hatim and Ian Mason, The Translator as Communicator, London, 1997: P306.H38 1997
Kirsten Malmkjaer, Linguistics and the Language of Translation, Edinburgh, 2005 P306.M35 2005
Jeremy Munday, Introducing Translation Studies: Theories and Applications, London, 2001/2008: P305.M865 2001
Peter Newmark, A Textbook of Translation, New York, 1988 P306.N474 1988
Mark Shuttleworth and Moira Cowie, Dictionary of Translation Studies, Manchester, 1996 P306.2.S65 1997
Uriel Weinreich, Languages in Contact. Findings and Problems, The Hague, 1967 P202.W4 1963
Adequate knowledge of one of the languages taught at ANU, or of a language not taught at ANU, with the approval of the Co-ordinator.
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- 6 units
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Offerings and Dates
|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|1254||20 Jul 2015||07 Aug 2015||31 Aug 2015||30 Oct 2015||In Person||N/A|
|2641||20 Jul 2015||07 Aug 2015||31 Aug 2015||30 Oct 2015||In Person||N/A|
|2642||20 Jul 2015||07 Aug 2015||31 Aug 2015||30 Oct 2015||In Person||N/A|
|2643||20 Jul 2015||07 Aug 2015||31 Aug 2015||30 Oct 2015||In Person||N/A|
|2877||20 Jul 2015||07 Aug 2015||31 Aug 2015||30 Oct 2015||In Person||N/A|