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Unit convenor and teaching staff
TRAN870 or TRAN8070
This unit develops students' knowledge and understanding of contemporary theories in translation and interpreting studies from an historical perspective, building on the introduction to translation and interpreting theory in TRAN8070. The translation theories discussed expand the focus from linguistic and textual approaches, to include cultural, sociological, ideological and cognitive approaches to translation. The unit further develops cognitive and sociolinguistic theoretical approaches to the study of interpreting. The interwoven relationship between theory, practice and research is highlighted across the unit.
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|Critical review||20%||No||Week 6|
|Interpreting essay||40%||No||Week 10|
|Independent translation research project||40%||Yes||Week 14|
For this assignment, students are required to submit a critical review of an academic article, in a multimedia video format. You will be provided with a selection of articles on interpreting and translation theory, and asked to select one article. You are required to prepare and present orally a critical review of this article, in a multimedia format of your choice (a video, Prezi presentation, podcast, narrated slideshow, etc.), which should be recorded for submission. The multimedia video presentation should be 5-7 minutes in duration. The assignment will be assessed using a rubric provided on iLearn.
For this assignment, you are required to write an academic essay on a topic related to interpreting theory. Your lecturer will provide you with more information on the topic. Your essay should be approximately 1500 words in length. The assignment will be assessed using a rubric provided on iLearn.
In TRAN 8902, you have covered a range of translation theories. In this assignment, you will be required to carry out a small independent research project, based on one of the theoretical frameworks of translation you learnt about in this unit. You will: * Formulate a research question within the framework of the translation theory you have chosen. * Collect and analyse data using a method appropriate to the research question and theoretical framework. * Interpret the data you collected by critically integrating it with the key theoretical constructs in the paradigm you have chosen. * You should present your research project in the form of a 1500-word research report. Your lecturer will provide you with guidelines on writing a research report. Your research report will be assessed based on a rubric which will be supplied on iLearn.
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