Study-Unit Description

Study-Unit Description


TITLE Professional Issues in Translation

LEVEL 05 - Postgraduate Modular Diploma or Degree Course


DEPARTMENT Translation, Terminology and Interpreting Studies

DESCRIPTION Content Summary

The translator’s role is to act as a bridge for the free passage of ideas from one side to the other. He/she shall use skill and discretion to intellectual commerce for the highest standards of performance, ethical behaviour, and sound business practice. The translator has to endeavour to translate with utmost accuracy and fidelity to convey to the reader of the translation the same meaning and spirit the original conveyed. This level of excellence requires: a) mastery of the target language; b) up-to-date knowledge of the source language and the subject area; c) safeguarding the interests of clients and confidentiality; d) professional integrity and dignity; e) reliability, competence and impartiality.

Reading List

- Gouadec, D. (2010) Translation as a Profession, Amsterdam, Benjamins.
- Kiraly, D. (2000) A Social Contructivist Approach to Translation Education, Manchester: St Jerome Publishing.
- Newmark, P. (1999) Approaches to Translation. GB: Phoenix ELT.
- Venuti, L. (1998) The Scandals of Translation, London: Routledge.
- Williams, J., Chesterman, A. (2009) The Map, Manchester: St Jerome Publishing.

STUDY-UNIT TYPE Lecture, Seminar and Tutorial

Assessment Component/s Assessment Due Resit Availability Weighting
Computer-based Examination (2 Hours) SEM2 Yes 100%

LECTURER/S Anthony Aquilina

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