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Module Specifications

Archived Version 2008 - 2009

Module Title Japanese Reading and Translation 1
Module Code JA220
School SALIS

Online Module Resources

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

Learning Outcomes

This module will enable students to:

  • 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 EnglishSource 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.
  • Generate electronic glossaries using on-line resources

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
Relevant materials for translation, drawn from textbooks, popular science journals, newspapers, information booklets, Web pages, etc., will be used.
Continuous Assessment0% Examination Weight100%
Indicative Reading List
Essential:Drohan, F. 1993. A Handbook of Japanese Usage- An Authorative Reference Work for Students, Teachers, and Translators of Japanese. Tuttle PublishingMakino, S. and Tsutsui, M. 1989. A Dictionary of Basic Japanese Grammar. The Japan TimesMakino, S. and Tsutsui, M. 1996. A Dictionary of Intermediate Japanese Grammar. The Japan TimesRecommended:Baker, Mona, 1992. In Other Words. A Coursebook in Translation, London: RoutledgeKomatsu, Tatsuya, 2000. Translating Tricky Japanese- Convey your Ideas Clearly in English, The Japan TimesNewmark, Peter, 1988. A Textbook in Translation, London: Prentice Hall.
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