TRNS5308 Specialised Translation – Japanese 1
- 6 points
Availability Location Mode Semester 1 UWA (Perth) Face to face
- The main purpose of this unit is to provide practical training to students for their future career as professional translators in the language pair Japanese/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 - Japanese 2.
- Students are able to (1) apply concepts of register, text-type convention and discourse; (2) acquire essential techniques and skills to translate a variety of texts between Japanese and English; and (3) increase cultural awareness of the differences between source and target languages.
- Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) translation assignment and (2) in-class test. Further information is available in the unit outline.
Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
- Unit Coordinator(s)
- Professor Hélène Jaccomard
- Unit rules
near-native speaker of Japanese
- Contact hours
- Unit Outline
- Semester 1_2019 [SEM-1_2019]
No textbooks are required in this unit; all material will be provided
- The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
- All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
- Books and other material wherever listed may be subject to change. Book lists relating to 'Preliminary reading', 'Recommended reading' and 'Textbooks' are, in most cases, available at the University Co-operative Bookshop (from early January) and appropriate administrative offices for students to consult. Where texts are listed in the unit description above, an asterisk (*) indicates that the book is available in paperback.