Translation is one of the most fundamental of human activities, allowing us to interact with one another within and across cultures.
Drawing on the research and expertise of specialists at Cardiff University and the University of Namibia, on this course, you will discover a wealth of practical tips and knowledge about the nature of translation in an increasingly multilingual world.
You will explore translation in a global context, and observe translation in healthcare and the justice system as well as in music, manga, video games and historical romances. You may even discover your own ‘inner translator’ in the process!
By the end of the Working with Translation - Theory and Practice offered at FutureLearn , you‘ll be able to...
- Explore the variety of definitions of translation and their implications, as well as common misconceptions
- Collaborate with other learners to share examples of translation and interpreting drawn from daily life, and put them into context
- Describe the diverse roles of translators, interpreters and localisers
- Reflect on the spaces in which translation takes place and their bearing on practice
- Design a commission or briefing for a translator/interpreter, ensuring that all the necessary components are in place
- Evaluate differing conceptions of "quality" in translation
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Programme StructureWhat topics will you cover?
- Definitions and metaphors of translation
- Varieties of translation, for example: phonetic, interlingual and cultural translation
- Translators in history
- The role of translators
- Professional ethics and codes of conduct
- Where translation takes place
- Writing a successful translation commission
- The nature of quality in translation
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- 1 months
- 4 hrs/week
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DisciplinesLanguage Studies Translation & Interpreting View 56 other Short Courses in Language Studies in United Kingdom
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.
This course is for anyone interested in language and translation.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.