- Code LANG6016
- 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
- Academic career PGRD
- Mode of delivery In Person
This is a supervised project, involving no program of lectures. A translation into English or from English of a previously untranslated literary or non-literary text will be accompanied by a detailed commentary in which the process of translation is described and the motivation for the translation choices set forth. Students will be required to devote attention to semantic, syntactic, structural and lexical differences between the languages in question, in addition to cross-cultural matters and, where appropriate, questions of aesthetics. The commentary will be informed by reading in the field of Translation Studies.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:On successful completion of this course, students will have enhanced their translation skills and gained a heightened appreciation of the complex linguistic and cultural problems which form part of the process. They will have developed important analytical skills under the guidance of staff members who are themselves highly skilled and experienced translators from a range of languages, and who are contributing to the most recent scholarship in Translation Studies.
Indicative AssessmentThe project itself is the sole assignment, worth 100%.
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Workload130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 12-hours of contact over 12 weeks: 1-hour consultation x 12 weeks, and
b) 118 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.
Assumed KnowledgeAdequate 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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