A unit in introductory linguistics or approval of the Subject Coordinator



Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, the student will be able to:

Unit Description

This unit introduces students to the complexity of the translation task and the development of translation theories, with special focus on meaning-based translation. Students consider the nature of meaningful communication and the application of this understanding to translation. Students develop an understanding of semantics and explore how meaning is communicated within a language (including using language structures) and across languages. Students will be introduced to software for drafting translation and for producing dictionaries. By the conclusion of the unit, students will be expected to use appropriate principles and methods for translation and semantic analysis to translate a text to communicate effectively in a particular context.

Teaching Strategies

Face to face lectures, tutorials, computer laboratory work, and language sessions with bilingual speakers.

Unit offerings

Face to face:

Please note

The Unit Offerings listed above are a guide only and the timetable for any year is the final authority. The College may vary offerings based on demand or other conditions.

This unit may be available in different modes of delivery i.e. online and face-to-face as listed above. The unit content will not differ between these modes of delivery. There will possibly be a difference in the schedule and/or the prescribed assessment tasks, however both will cover and assess the same content.