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Module Specifications

Archived Version 2010 - 2011

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

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Module Co-ordinatorDr Minako O'HaganOffice NumberCG52
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
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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