LANG 2014 Community Translation (UG)
Credit Points 10
Legacy Code 100191
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Description Community Translation facilitates written communication between public services and community members with low literacy in the official or mainstream language(s) of a given country or region. The unit covers the translation of general awareness material (e.g. healthcare, civic responsibilities, social services, etc.) as well as the translation of official documents. Students develop skills in producing target texts in styles appropriate to specific communities and groups, and to the content and function of the source text. They also develop skills in researching and using appropriate specialist terminology, editing and revising, and producing camera-ready documents. On the basis of these skills, the unit further develops students' ability to reflect upon translation in terms of strategies and appropriateness in relation to the target audience as well as make critical written and oral assessment of relevant translations. Subject to demand, the unit will be available for Arabic, Japanese, Mandarin and Spanish.
School Humanities & Comm Arts
Discipline Translating and Interpreting
Student Contribution Band HECS Band 1 10cp
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Level Undergraduate Level 2 subject
Restrictions Students need to be bilingual (in the language combinations offered by the School).
Sufficient proficiency in English plus one other language at native or near-native level.
- Appropriately translate general texts from English into their community language;
- Demonstrate translation skills following NAATI guidelines (250 words of text in 60 minutes);
- Analyse and reflect upon their own translations (in terms of translation strategies appropriate to their community) to develop resources for improvement;
- Apply the insights of Translation Theory to translation critique as well as to their practice of translation; and
- Demonstrate translation revision skills at a near-professional level of competence.
Development of ability to reflect upon students' own translations in terms of translation strategies, and making critical assessment of translations in general.
Translation of community information from English into the other language of texts relating to health, social security, and other government services as well as relevant private sector services.
Translation into English, including extract translation, of personal and official documents such as birth certificate, marriage certificate, driver's licence, and educational qualifications.
Translation into English of texts from community-language newspapers and magazines circulating in Australia.
The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.
|Professional Task||Translation revision: 250 words approx. Commentary: 500-1,000 words||30||N||Individual|
|Translations||250 words or equivalent each||40||N||Individual|
|Final Examination||2 hours||30||N||Individual|
- Community Translation - Study Book (Prepared by School) Taibi, M. and Ozolins, U. (2016). Community Translation. London: Bloomsbury.
Parramatta City - Macquarie St
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