Linguistics In Translation

Course code LING6202Units 10Level 6000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Humanities and Social Science

A series of seminar presentations and lectures which will focus on practical linguistic aspects of translation. Topics to be covered include: grammar, meaning, discourse, lexicography and pragmatics. The cross-linguistic comparison of languages will also include communicative aspects including some study of sociolinguistics.

Not available in 2015

Objectives1 To enable students to undertake accurate translations into and out of English.

2 To provide students with background knowledge of linguistic systems of syntax, morphology, semantics and pragmatics to enable meaningful cross-linguistic comparisons.

3 To introduce students to various means of representing grammatical information such as plurality, possession, tense and aspect, across typologically diverse languages.

4 To prepare students to undertake research into theoretical and practical facets of translation and related linguistic problems.
ContentThe course will examine various means of conveying grammatical information such as possession, number, definiteness, location in time and space, tense, aspect, mood. In each case, comparisons will be made between the grammatical systems employed in English and a typologically diverse set of alternative sytems.
There will also be cross-linguistic comparisons of semantic and pragmatic systems.
The focus throughout will be on questions of translation and translatability between languages.
Replacing Course(s)LING6110
Transitionnone required
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeLING6910 or equivalent.
Modes of DeliveryDistance Learning : Paper Based
Internal Mode
Teaching MethodsSeminar
Assessment Items
Essays / Written Assignments* Three take-home assignments in the form of short answer questions and/or problem sets, each worth 20%, at approximately three-weekly intervals.

* One essay of 2000 words, worth 40%.
Total equivalent word length will approximate 4000 words.
Contact HoursSeminar: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentEnrolment in postgraduate coursework degree. Students who have successfully completed LING6110 cannot enrol in this course.