• Offered by School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Classification Advanced
  • Course subject Language Studies
  • Areas of interest Linguistics and Applied Linguistics
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Zhengdao Ye
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in First Semester 2020
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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. Students will gain the opportunity to apply to the field of translation analytical and research skills at an advanced level.

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;
  3. Demonstrate sophisticated understanding of the complex linguistic and cultural problems which form part of the process; and
  4. Apply analytical and research skills at an advanced level.
     

    Indicative Assessment

    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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    Workload

    130 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 are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed LANG3002.

    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.

     

    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
    2020 $3570
    International fee paying students
    Year Fee
    2020 $5460
    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.

    First Semester

    Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
    3474 24 Feb 2020 02 Mar 2020 08 May 2020 05 Jun 2020 In Person N/A

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