- Code LANG6002
- 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 Linguistics and Applied Linguistics
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. Students will gain the opportunity to apply to the field of translation analytical and research skills at an advanced level.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Demonstrate their skills as translators of non-literary material at a high level;
- Evaluate specialised texts which have been translated;
- Demonstrate sophisticated understanding of the complex linguistic and cultural problems which form part of the process; and
- Apply analytical and research skills at an advanced level.
Two Assignments, worth 25% each: technical translations (1000 words) with commentary (1500 words). [LOs 1, 3, 4];
Critique of an existing translation (or existing translations) (1500 words), 25%. [LOs 2, 3, 4]
Five short translations of a variety of specialised materials, 5% each, total 25%. [LOs 1, 3, 4]
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Workload130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 35 hours of contact over 12 weeks: 2-hour lecture x 12 weeks; 1-hour tutorial x 11 weeks, and
b) 95 hours of independent student research, reading and writing
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.
Prescribed TextsThe textbook and additional readings will be specified on Wattle.
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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