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Introduction to Translation Studies (12 points)


Leader: Heinz Kreutz

Clayton First semester 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: 12-point, one-semester introductory core unit of the MA in Translation Studies (TS). The language of instruction will be English, the seminar will allow both formal lectures and practical workshops. The unit will cover the theoretical disciplines which inform the recently emerged interdisciplinary field of TS; the history of translation and TS (comparative linguistics, pragmatic and semiotic approaches); the various linguistic, cultural, social and other contextual factors involved in translation work; the relevance of translation theory to translation practice; the basic theoretical principles of translation; and translation terminology.

Assessment: Class paper (equivalent to 1500 words): 20% + two short compositions (1500 words each): 20% + Final exam (2 hours): 25% + Essay (2500 words): 35%

Contact Hours: 4 hours (1 hour seminar, 1 hour tutorial and 2 hour seminar) per week

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