- Class Number 4474
- Term Code 2930
- Class Info
- Unit Value 6 units
- Mode of Delivery In Person
- Dr Timothy Hassall
- Dr Timothy Hassall
- Class Dates
- Class Start Date 25/02/2019
- Class End Date 31/05/2019
- Census Date 31/03/2019
- Last Date to Enrol 04/03/2019
The course aims to improve practical skill in translation from Indonesian into English along with knowledge of translation principles. It deals with a wide range of texts from literature and the print media. Classes involve a good deal of work in small groups or pairs, mainly identifying translation problems and comparing and evaluating solutions. As well as preparing translations of their own, students will criticise published translations.
A separate component of the course focuses on Colloquial Jakartan Indonesian. It aims simply to teach students to comprehend texts written in that variety, which is becoming the standard informal style of the language. (In the case of native Indonesian-speaking students only, this component will be replaced by further work on translation.)
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Analyse orthographic differences between standard and colloquial written Indonesian.
- Analyse the semantic features of Indonesian words and expressions in order to choose between potential English equivalents, and comprehend a range of vocabulary items specific to colloquial Indonesian.
- Analyse the frequency of Indonesian phrase and sentence structures in order to choose between potential English equivalents, and comprehend a range of phrase and sentence structures specific to colloquial Indonesian.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the cultural contexts of a wide variety of literary and non-literary texts to choose a suitable approach for translating them and solutions to specific translation problems.
You will need a very good Indonesian-English dictionary.
The best one is A Comprehensive Indonesian-English Dictionary (2nd edition) by A. M. Stevens & A. Ed. Schmidgall-Tellings. Ohio University Press, 2010.
These two texts are recommended but NOT required:
1. A Textbook of Translation, by Peter Newmark, Phoenix ELT, Hertfordshire, 1995.
This is a highly readable and practical guide to translation.
2. Colloquial Jakartan Indonesian, by James Sneddon, Pacific Linguistics, Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, ANU, 2006. (For Week 8 onwards). This is a detailed description with a great many authentic examples.
Staff FeedbackStudents will be given feedback in the following forms in this course:
- Written comments
- Verbal comments
- Feedback to the whole class, to groups, to individuals, focus groups
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|Week/Session||Summary of Activities||Assessment|
|1||Week 1 (Mon 25 Feb - Fri 1 March) - Intro to course + Intro to translation||Mon 25 Feb: Intro to course + Intro to translation principles: Material / Instructions on Wattle Thurs 28 Feb: Translation of metaphor + Intro to practical analysis of translation problems: Material / Instructions on Wattle|
|2||Week 2 (Mon 4 March - Fri 8 March) - Translation of literature||Mon 4 March: analysis & discussion of translation problems & solutions: Material / Instructions on Wattle Thurs 7 March: analysis & discussion of translation problems & solutions: Material / Instructions on Wattle|
|3||Week 3 (Mon 11 March - Fri 15 March) - Translation of literature||Thurs 14 March: analysis & discussion of translation problems & solutions: Material / Instructions on Wattle NB: Mon 11 March is a Public Holiday|
|4||Week 4 (Mon 18 March - Fri 22 March) - Translation of Literature||Mon 18 March: practice for test Thurs 21 March: Translation Test #1 held in class|
|5||Week 5 (Mon 25 March - Fri 29 March) - Translation of Print Media||Mon 25 March: analysis & discussion of translation problems & solutions: Material / Instructions on Wattle Thurs 28 March: analysis & discussion of translation problems & solutions: Material / Instructions on Wattle|
|6||Week 6 (Mon 1 April - Fri 5 April) - Translation of Print Media||Mon 1 April: analysis & discussion of translation problems & solutions: Material / Instructions on Wattle Thurs 4 April: analysis & discussion of translation problems & solutions: Material / Instructions on Wattle|
|7||Week 7 (Mon 22 April - Fri 26 April) - No classes||NB: Mon 22 April and Thurs 25 April are both Public Holidays. Translation Assignment #1 due Tues 23 April|
|8||Week 8 (Mon 29 April - Fri 3 May) - Translation of Print Media||Mon 29 April: practice for test Thurs 2 May: Translation Test #2 held in class|
|9||Week 9 (Mon 6 May - Fri 10 May) - Colloquial Jakartan Indonesian||Mon 6 May: Introduction to features: Material / Instructions on Wattle Thurs 9 May: reading, discussion & practice of features: Material / Instructions on Wattle|
|10||Week 10 (Mon 13 May - Fri 17 May) - Colloquial Jakartan Indonesian||Mon 13 May: Reading, discussion & practice of features: Material / Instructions on Wattle Thurs 16 May: Reading, discussion & practice of features: Material / Instructions on Wattle|
|11||Week 11 (Mon 20 May - Fri 24 May) - Colloquial Jakartan Indonesian||Mon 20 May: Reading, discussion & practice of features: Material / Instructions on Wattle Thurs 23 May: Reading, discussion & practice of features: Material / Instructions on Wattle|
|12||Week 12 (Mon 27 May - Fri 31 May) - Colloquial Jakartan Indonesian||Thurs 30 May: practice for exam: Material / Instructions on Wattle Translation Assignment #2 due Tues 28 May NB: Mon 27 May is a Public Holiday.|
|13||Exam on component "Reading of Colloquial Jakartan Indonesian"||Exam held in official ANU Exam period|
|Assessment task||Value||Due Date||Return of assessment||Learning Outcomes|
|Assignment 1: Translation of short story extract, with Commentary||25 %||23/04/2019||17/05/2019||2,3,4|
|Assignment 2: Translation of article from print media, with Commentary||25 %||28/05/2019||18/06/2019||2,3,4|
|Class test 1: translation of extract from short story||10 %||21/03/2019||04/04/2019||2,3,4|
|Class test 2: translation of extract from news article||10 %||02/05/2019||16/05/2019||2,3,4|
|Exam: Reading of Colloquial Jakartan Indonesian||20 %||06/06/2019||04/07/2019||1,2,3|
|Class Performance||10 %||01/03/2019||14/06/2019||1,2,3,4|
* If the Due Date and Return of Assessment date are blank, see the Assessment Tab for specific Assessment Task details
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HOW TO PREPARE FOR CLASSES
When preparation is required for a class, the exact preparation tasks will be announced on Wattle during the previous week.
a) For the translation component of the course (Weeks 1 – 8) two main types of preparation will be required:
i) preparing your own translation, or
ii) preparing a critique of an existing translation.
Detailed guidelines for how to carry out both these tasks will be provided on Wattle. See the Wattle files “Preparing Your Own Translation for Class: A Guide” and “Preparing a Critique of a Published Translation for Class: A Guide”.
b) For the ‘Colloquial Jakartan Indonesian’ component (Week 9 –12) the usual preparation task is to read the set texts/ extracts for close comprehension.
Some guidelines are as follows:
- It is not a translation exercise. Your aim is simply to comprehend the original.
- Aim to understand both the gist of sentences and the meaning of each word in its context.
- It is not advisable to write out an English rendering of the entire text. It is better practice to simply work out in your head what each segment means as you read, as far as you can. Only when you run into a comprehension problem and then manage to solve it, then write a gloss above that difficult word/ phrase so that when you read it again later you will know what it means.
- Clearly highlight in some way the words/phrases/ sentences whose meaning still eludes you, i.e. problems that you still need to clear up in class. That way you will come to class armed with a list of questions to ask.
Assessment Task 1
Learning Outcomes: 2,3,4
Assignment 1: Translation of short story extract, with Commentary
Text for translation will be set. Equal weighting of marks for translation and for commentary. Word length: Translation = 1,000 words of original text, Commentary = 1,200 words. Due date: Tues 23 April. [Where feasible, marks for each assignment will be returned within three weeks of the due date for its submission.[
Assessment Task 2
Learning Outcomes: 2,3,4
Assignment 2: Translation of article from print media, with Commentary
Text for translation will be set. Equal weighting of marks for translation and for commentary. Word length: Translation = 1,000 words of original text, Commentary = 1,200 words. Due date: Tues 28 May. [Where feasible, marks for each assignment will be returned within three weeks of the due date for its submission.]
Assessment Task 3
Learning Outcomes: 2,3,4
Class test 1: translation of extract from short story
In normal class time. Translation of an unseen passage. Marks are awarded for both accuracy and style. Dictionaries are permitted. Date: Thurs 21 March. [Where feasible, marks will be returned by the end of Week 6.]
Assessment Task 4
Learning Outcomes: 2,3,4
Class test 2: translation of extract from news article
In normal class time. Translation of an unseen passage. Marks are awarded for both accuracy and style. Dictionaries are permitted. Date: Thurs 2 May. [Where feasible, marks will be returned within two weeks of date of test]
Assessment Task 5
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3
Exam: Reading of Colloquial Jakartan Indonesian
Duration: 2 hours. Students read short passages from sources including weblogs and discussion forums. They demonstrate comprehension of designated segments of each passage by closely translating them into English. No dictionaries permitted. When held: during official ANU examination period.
Assessment Task 6
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4
This will be assessed on the basis of how actively and how well you perform, and your contribution to the learning atmosphere. Spoken feedback will be ongoing during classes, and where feasible marks will be returned within two weeks of the final class..
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