15 Credits SPRING

Aims/Description: This module aims to equip students who already have high level language skills in both Chinese and English with the knowledge and skills needed to become effective translators from English into Chinese, with additional awareness of the issues involved in translating out of Chinese into English. Through a combination of lectures and practical seminars, students will be exposed to a wide variety of texts (i.e. academic, business, journalistic, legal, scientific and literary), theories (e.g. pragmatics, discourse and register analysis) and techniques (e.g. annotation, use of dictionaries, online resources etc.) to help them achieve this aim.

Restrictions on availability: Students must have native or near-native fluency in Chinese and a first degree in English or equivalent fluency

Staff Contact: Dr L Hamaidia
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work

Information on the department responsible for this unit (Languages and Cultures):

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