TRNS5109 Specialised Translation - Chinese 2

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)

If this unit does not have an online alternative, then students who are presently unable to enter Western Australia and whose studies would be delayed by an inability to complete this unit, should contact the unit coordinator (details given on this page) to ascertain, on an individual case-by-case basis, if alternate arrangements can be made to support their study in this unit.

AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online.
Content
The main purpose of this unit is to provide practical training to students for their future career as professional translators in the language pair Chinese/English. 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. A variety of domains relevant to contemporary translation are studied. This unit complements Specialised Translation - Chinese 1.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) understand the importance of genre, style and presentation in a range of text types; (2) acquire essential techniques and skills to translate a variety of texts as above between Chinese and English; and (3) make important preparations for their future careers as bilingual and/or multilingual professionals.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) two translation exercises and (2) a final examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Mr Andrew Endrey
Contact hours
36 hours
Note
The main purpose of this unit is to provide practical training to students for their future career as professional translators in the language pair Chinese/English. 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. A variety of domains relevant to contemporary translation are studied. This unit complements Specialised Translation - Chinese 1.
Texts

No textbook required - teaching material will be provided.

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