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LING 3021 - Translation: Practice and Theory (Linguistics)

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 3
Term: Semester 2
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Up to 3 hours per week
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange:
Available for Non-Award Study: No
Assessment: Regular Translation Exercises 40%, Major Translation Project(s) 45%, Report/Reflective Essay 15%

This course is designed for students in their third year of French, German or Spanish, and is also available to students studying Linguistics. The lecture hour, which is common for all students, will focus on the various theories and approaches to translation. For the practical work, students choose a two-hour seminar appropriate to their area of specialisation: French, German, Spanish or Linguistics. Emphasis here will be on the practice of translating a variety of documents using appropriate registers, grammatical constructions and idiomatic expressions. Students will thus have the opportunity to improve their foreign language skills and to gain a better understanding of the stylistic differences between their chosen language and English. More generally, the course aims to develop a deep sense of the richness of language itself. A further aim is to give students an appreciation of the processes and philosophies involved in translation, and of the role translation can play in promoting intercultural understanding.

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Postgraduate Coursework
Non Award

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Course Outline

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
Semester 2 Mon 10/08/2020 Wed 19/08/2020 Fri 30/10/2020 Not Available

Class Details

Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
22473 LE01 25 9 29 Jul - 16 Sep Wednesday 4pm - 5pm Engineering Sth, S112, Teaching Room
7 Oct - 28 Oct Wednesday 4pm - 5pm Engineering Sth, S112, Teaching Room
Related Class: Seminar
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
22474 SE01 25 9 30 Jul - 17 Sep Thursday 9am - 11am Ligertwood, 111, Teaching Room
8 Oct - 29 Oct Thursday 9am - 11am Ligertwood, 111, Teaching Room