• 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
  • Course convener
    • Dr Zhengdao Ye
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in Second Semester 2016
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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.  We proceed to explore general principles and criteria for evaluation, and look at topics such as translation in international organizations, public service translation, technical translation, machine translation, interpreting, audiovisual translation and the design and use of dictionaries and other works of reference. Staff from across ANU, including among them experienced translators, contribute to this course, allowing students to work from a wide range of languages.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate their skills as translators of non-literary material at a high level;
  2. Evaluate specialised texts which have been translated; and
  3. Demonstrate sophisticated understanding of the complex linguistic and cultural problems which form part of the process.
 

Indicative Assessment

Technical translation (1000 words) with commentary (1500 words), 35% [LOs 1, 3]
 
Critique of an existing translation (or existing translations) (1500 words), 30% [LOs 2, 3]
 
Five short translations of a variety of specialised materials, 6% each, total 30% [LOs 1, 3]
 
Task-based tutorial participation, 5% [LOs 1, 2, 3.]

 

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Workload

2 hours of lectures and 1 hour of tutorial per week for 13 weeks. Students are expected to undertake a further 7 hours of independent study per week over the semester (total 130 hours).
 

Requisite and Incompatibility

You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed LANG6002

You will need to contact the School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics to request a permission code to enrol in this course.

Prescribed Texts

The textbook and additional readings will be specified on Wattle.

 

Assumed Knowledge

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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Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
1
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $2718
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $3876
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
General
7222 18 Jul 2016 29 Jul 2016 31 Aug 2016 28 Oct 2016 In Person N/A
German
8457 18 Jul 2016 29 Jul 2016 31 Aug 2016 28 Oct 2016 In Person N/A
Italian
8458 18 Jul 2016 29 Jul 2016 31 Aug 2016 28 Oct 2016 In Person N/A
Spanish
8459 18 Jul 2016 29 Jul 2016 31 Aug 2016 28 Oct 2016 In Person N/A
French
8629 18 Jul 2016 29 Jul 2016 31 Aug 2016 28 Oct 2016 In Person N/A

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