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Introduction to Translation and Interpreting - TRAN870

This unit introduces students to the disciplines of translation and interpreting. The unit provides an overview of the chronological evolution of theories and their application to translation and interpreting practice. Theories relevant to translation practice including linguistic theories such as equivalence theory and translation shifts as well as functionalist theories will be discussed. The overview of interpreting theory starts with a survey of the early cognitive theories of interpreting and their relevance to interpreting practice in the simultaneous and consecutive modes. An introduction to the sociolinguist approach to interpreting provides students with an understanding of the interactional management of dialogue interpreting.

Credit Points: 4
When Offered:

S1 Day - Session 1, North Ryde, Day

S1 Online - Session 1, Online

S2 Day - Session 2, North Ryde, Day

S2 Online - Session 2, Online

Staff Contact(s): Dr Helen Slatyer

Admission to MTransInter or MTransInterMIntRel or MTransInterMAppLingTESOL or MAdvTransInterStud and GradDipTransInter or GradCertCommInter Prerequisite Information


NCCW(s): TRAN816
Unit Designation(s):
Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Linguistics

Faculty of Human Sciences

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