TRNS5608 Specialised Translation 1: Italian

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Multi-mode
Content
The main purpose of this unit is to provide practical training to students for their future career as professional translators. The unit introduces and explains practical techniques used for the translation of specific text types through a consideration of the conventions and theories of discourse analysis and communicational registers. The text types examined are scientific texts, tourism texts, news and broadcast materials.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) understand concepts of register, text-type convention and discourse; (2) acquire essential techniques and skills to translate a variety of texts between Italian and English; and (3) increase their cultural awareness of the differences between source and target languages.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) a translation assignment and (2) a mid-semester in-class test. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Associate Professor John Kinder
Contact hours
24 hours
Unit Outline
Semester 1_2019 [SEM-1_2019]
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