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Perspectives on Translation and Interpreting Studies - HTR4803

Honours NQF level: 8 Credits: 24
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: Of this module introduces students to some theoretical issues regarding translation and interpreting. The information provided in this module also forms a vital foundation for future postgraduate research at Masters or Doctoral level. Modern theoretical models of translation are covered, including: 1. Prescriptive translation theory to Descriptive Translation Studies and Corpus-based Translation Studies; 2. Functionalism in translation; 3. The cultural studies paradigm in translation studies; 4. Interpreting studies. Practical translation of a variety of financial texts and technical texts. Practical interpreting of technical texts and conference-level oral texts is also an option. Students specifically interested in Bible translation can contact the Department for Bible texts or other related texts.