LING 2920 Introduction to the Theory and Practice of Translation

Pre-requisite: None

This course presents the fundamental theories of translation as outlined by the various schools of thought on the subject. In seeking to broaden the knowledge base of the student of linguistics and foreign languages, it highlights that translation is far more than simply changing words in one language to words in another language. Students need to be aware of this in order to effectively produce a new text which contains the meanings contained in the original text.

Method of Instruction: 2 lectures and 1 tutorial per week
Assessment: 40% in-course assessment, 60% final examination

This course is part of the Diploma in Caribbean Sign Language Interpreting, and is normally offered in Semester 1.