Course Title: Apply theories to translating and interpreting work practices
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term1 2012
Course Code: LANG5774C
Course Title: Apply theories to translating and interpreting work practices
School: 365T Global Studies, Soc Sci & Plng
Campus: City Campus
Program: C6109 - Advanced Diploma of Translating
Course Contact : Miranda Lai
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Nominal Hours: 40
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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites
This unit covers skills and knowledge required to research, analyse and apply a range of apporaches to translating and interpreting based on the history, development and progress of relevant theories and their application to work assignment and practice.
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
PSPTIS614A Apply theories to translating and interpreting work practices
- Research the practice and theory of translating and interpreting.
- Identify the role of the translator.
- Critque translations.
1.1 Analyse the concept of translation and its relevance to the study of translating.
2.1 Analyse the cultural and political agenda of translation.
3.1 Identify new directions for translation. 3.2 Analyse aspects which have to be translated / interpreted for work assignments
Details of Learning Activities
Lectures will aim to explain various aspects of the underlying theories and demonstrate their applicability to interpreting work practices. These will be followed by learner-guided activities designed to reinforce understanding of the concepts. These concepts will also be reinforced by activities in other language-specific courses.
Teaching schedule wil be provided in class by the teacher.
Baker, M., In other words – a coursebook on translation, Routledge, 2011 (2nd edition)
RMIT, Theoretical Bases of T&I Reader
Ginori, H. & Scimone, E., Introduction to Interpreting: Background Notes to Interpreting as a Profession in a Multicultural Society, Lantern, 1995
Halliday, M.A.K., Cohesion in English, Longman, 1994
Hatim, B. & Mason, I., Discourse and the Translator, Longman 1994
Katan, D., Translating Cultures: An Introduction for Translators, Interpreters and Mediators, St Jerome, Manchester UL and Northampron MA, 2nd ed. 2004
Larson, M., Meaning-Based Translation, A Guide To Cross-Language Equivalence, 2nd Ed., University Press of America, 1998
Pochhacker, F., Introducing Interpreting Studies, Routledge, London and New York, 2004
Class notes, Power Point files and audio/video learning materials on Blackboard as directed by teacher.
Overview of Assessment
Assessment will be ongoing during the semester, and you will receive feedback on your progress. You will undertake a variety of assessment tasks and activities to assess your level of competence against key elements and performance criteria.
The assessment tasks/activities may include, but are not limited to:
- written tests
- research reports
- practical demonstrations/assignments in which theories are applied
Assessment Task 1
A hand-in assignment to be completed in your own time on the concepts covered in class. A series of short-answer responses totalling up to 1,000 words will be submitted. In this assessment task students must be able to demonstrate their understanding of the relevant theoretical concepts by applying them to examples of ‘real-life’ interpreting/translating challenges. This task will be graded.
Assessment Task 2
An open-book classroom test covering concepts covered in class. This test will be held in the last week of the semester. The test will be a series of short-answer responses to be completed in 2 hours. In this assessment task students must be able to demonstrate their understanding of the relevant theoretical concepts by demonstrating how they affect the delivery of interpreting/translating.
This task will be graded.
CHD - Competent with High Distinction
CDI - Competent with Distinction
CC - Competent with Credit
CP - Competent with Pass
NYC - Not Yet Competent
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