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Discourse and Text Analysis for Translators and Interpreters - TRAN880

Awareness of the fundamental properties of a given text is essential for effective, professional translating and interpreting. This unit builds on and draws on principles from a range of discourse and text analysis approaches to examine the nature of text and of text analysis strategies essential to effective, professional translation and interpreting. Analytical approaches include: discourse analysis, conversation analysis, and systemic functional grammar. The goal of the unit is to promote awareness of differences between English and students' other working language, and the implications of these differences for achieving lexical, morphological, syntactical and discourse equivalence in translation and interpreting.

Credit Points: 4
When Offered:

S1 Day - Session 1, North Ryde, Day

Staff Contact(s): Dr Canzhong Wu

Admission to MAdvTransInterStud or MTransInter Prerequisite Information


NCCW(s): TRAN819, TRAN855
Unit Designation(s):
Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Linguistics

Faculty of Human Sciences

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