Study-Unit Description

Study-Unit Description


TITLE Translation/Terminology Project

LEVEL 05 - Postgraduate Modular Diploma or Degree Course


DEPARTMENT Translation, Terminology and Interpreting Studies


1. To prepare students for professional life in the field of translation, by giving the opportunity to do an extended translation to a high level of accuracy and competence;
2. To give students the opportunity to work under their own initiative, supported by appropriate academic guidance;
3. To give students training in the basic linguistic skills and terminology needed to discuss translation issues and access the relevant literature;
4. To develop ability to think analytically and objectively about the translation process and product;
5. To give students the analytical training and terminology to enable you to produce concise, accurate and coherent annotations to a translation.

Content Summary

The study-unit consists of the following components:
1. Individual study for and completion of an extended piece of translation.
2. Individual translation supervision.

Students shall:
produce a translation of approximately 2- 3,000 words of an approved text; provide relevant annotations to the above-mentioned translation, clearly discussing the nature of the translation issues and problems encountered, the strategies adopted to address them, and the justifications for choices made; discuss and justify translation choices generally, with accuracy and consistency; access the essential literature on translation studies through a knowledge of essential terminology from linguistics such as: The organisation of texts; Text function, register and genre; The ‘cultural’ context of texts; Communicating meaning in texts.

Reading List

- Eco, Umberto (2003) Mouse or Rat? Translation as Negotiation. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson.
- Gambier, Yves (2010) Handbook of Translation Studies, Vol I. Amsterdam: Benjamins.
- Gouadec, D. (2010) Translation as a Profession, Amsterdam Benjamins.

STUDY-UNIT TYPE Seminar and Tutorial

Assessment Component/s Assessment Due Resit Availability Weighting
Project SEM2 Yes 100%

LECTURER/S Anthony Aquilina

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