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Module Specifications

Archived Version 2008 - 2009

Module Title Japenese Translation Practice
Module Code JA208
School SALIS

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Level 2 Credit Rating 5
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Module Aims
To introduce the student to a range of types of translation, with a view to providing a basic understanding of general translation practice.

Learning Outcomes
 Appreciate issues of register and text type etc. as they relate to the translation of texts.  Translate a limited range of general texts in certain fields from Japanese into English  Source and utilise appropriate background documentation of relevance to the task of translation.  Develop a basic understanding of the use of translation resources/aids in the production of translations.

Indicative Time Allowances
Independent Learning Time 75

Total 75
Assume that a 5 credit module load represents approximately 75 hours' work, which includes all teaching, in-course assignments, laboratory work or other specialised training and an estimated private learning time associated with the module.

Indicative Syllabus
Texts/topics to be covered may include:  Poetry/songs/fairytales  Tourist brochures/information  Authoritative/admin text, e.g. local authority, city administration, parking ticket, water rates- applications forms/qualifying criteria  Journalistic texts: weather forecasts, scientific/economic reports, short news bulletins, article summaries, film and book reviews etc.  Commercial correspondence, business letters, advertisements etc.  Relevant materials for translation, drawn from textbooks, popular science journals, newspapers, information booklets, Web pages, etc., will be used. Texts for translation will be between approx. 200-250 words in length. N.B. Monolingual and bilingual dictionaries, thesauri and student glossaries (printed or handwritten) are permitted.
Continuous Assessment0% Examination Weight100%
Indicative Reading List
Recommended: M. Baker (1992) In Other Words. A Coursebook in Translation, London: Routledge P. Newmark (1988) A Textbook of Translation. London: Prentice Hall.
Programme or List of Programmes
ALISBA in Applied Language and Intercultural