|Course Code :||1012FLWTLA|
|Study domain:||Translation and interpreting s|
|Location:||Not at UA, but at Artesis Hogeschool|
|Semester:||Semester: 1st semester|
|Study load (hours):||84|
|Contract restrictions: ||No contract restriction|
|Language of instruction :||Dutch|
|Exam period:||exam in the 1st semester|
At the start of this course the student should have acquired the following competences:
Specific prerequisites for this course:
No specific prerequisites.
2. Learning outcomes
The course aims to provide an introduction to the discipline of Translation Studies. It introduces students to current research methods and paradigms in the field, and aims to give them insight into the type of research questions, topics and domains that are central to TS today. The course also aims to provide the students with the theoretical background and with the terminology they require to name, analyze and understand specific translations problems, strategies and norms in different translational contexts and genres.
3. Course contents
The course provides an introduction to the major trends and themes in TS today. The main focus may differ from year to year, but the following topics usually recur:
1) Introduction: what is translation/Translation Studies or Translatology.
2) Classification of the different sub-disciplines.
3) Central concepts: translation & intertextuality, translation equivalence, translation strategies and norms.
4) Translation Theories: Descriptive Translation Studies versus Functionalism
- Literary translation and Postcolonial Translation Studies
- History: translators and power, linguistic standardization and translation
- The analysis of translation methods, translation processes, different types of translation criticism, translation revision-Translation & technology: audiovisual translation, Translation Studies and corpus linguistics, localisation
4. Teaching method
Class contact teaching: Lectures
5. Assessment method and criteria
Examination: Written without oral presentation
6. Study material
Course, articles and power-point presentations provided via blackboard and in the paper version sold at the beginning of the academic year.
The following study material can be studied on a voluntary basis:
See bibliography with the course
7. Contact information
(+)last update: 08/01/2009 09:08 hanna.goossens