15KSAP29 - Specialised Translation 2

Course specification
Course title Specialised Translation 2
Acronym 15KSAP29
Study programme Conference Interpreting and Translation
Type of study second degree master academic studies
Lecturer (for classes)
Lecturer/Associate (for practice)
    Lecturer/Associate (for OTC)
      ESPB 15.0 Status
      Condition Completed attendance of the course Technical Translation 1, completed pre-examination requirements (minimum 24 points) Oblik uslovljenosti
      The goal Improving and building up students' skills and competences acquired in the third semester during the course Translation of Non-Literary and Technical Texts, mastering the registers of technical fields included in the curriculum, as well as simulation of real-life situations involving the work of a translator. Basic knowledge of technical fields and extra-linguistic factors affecting the translation process, as well as skills of translating culture-specific texts. Analysis of source and target texts and application of the required translation procedures. Training in using corpora and parallel texts. Learning about types of texts within each of the specialized fields, as well as mastering the use of text-processing software necessary for writing and translating technical texts.
      The outcome The student possesses skills and competences necessary to produce a functional translation that fulfills various requirements of the translation market and is equipped with the knowledge to use the registers of various fields covered by the curriculum in the translation process. The student has, to a certain extent, the capability to understand the technical fields included in the curriculum and the extra-linguistic factors that affect the translation, and knows how to translate culture-specific texts. In the course of his/her everyday translation activities, the student uses text-processing software. The student is competent to edit and proofread both his/her own translation and that produced by another translator, and to verify and approve the final version of the translation in accordance with professional standards. The student has compiled glossaries and word lists in the technical fields covered by the curriculum.
      Contents of lectures Syllabus units: (weeks 1, 2, 3 and 4) Translating texts from the fields of law and court translation; (weeks 5, 6, 7 and 8) Translating texts from the field of natural sciences; (weeks 9, 10, 11 and 12) Translating texts from the field of medical science.
      Contents of exercises The practical part of the course includes the compilation of glossaries and word lists, group and individual translations of an unfamiliar text in class, testing the knowledge of technical terminology at the end of each unit and a translation project done outside the class - an individual translation of a technical text of up to 10 pages.
      1. Armstrong, Nigel: 2005, Translation, Linguistics, Culture: A French-English Handbook, Multilingual Matters, Clevedon, Buffalo, Toronto. (Original title)
      2. Desblache, L. (2001) Aspects of Specialised Translation, France : La Maison du Dictionnaire. (Original title)
      3. Hüging, Anna-Katharina (2011): Translation Activities in the Context of Specialized Communication in the Field of Medicine. Heidelberger Studien zur Übersetzungswissenschaft 15. Trier: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier.
      4. Munday, J. (2009), The Routledge Companion to Translation Studies, London: New York: Routledge. (Original title)
      5. Sandrini, Peter (ed.) (1999): Translating Legal Texts. Specialized Communication between the Legal System and Language Tübingen: Narr.
      Number of hours per week during the semester/trimester/year
      Lectures Exercises OTC Study and Research Other classes
      0 6 12
      Methods of teaching frontal instruction and interactive work; group and individual work
      Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
      Pre obligations Points Final exam Points
      Activites during lectures Test paper 30
      Practical lessons 20 Oral examination 30
      Projects 20
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