ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND TRANSLATION III

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Code
65321
ACADEMIC YEAR
2017/2018
CREDITS
12 credits during the 3nd year of 8741 Theories and techniques of interlingual mediation (L-12) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
L-LIN/12
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (Theories and techniques of interlingual mediation)
semester
Annual

OVERVIEW

The third year course is an introduction to stylistics (text analysis)..

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The third year course is an introduction to stylistics (text analysis).Adding to the knowledge acquired in the first year (the code) and the second year (pragmatics), further techniques of text analysis will be acquired (concerning style, genre etc.)in order to fully develop the capacities required to comprehend the message(s) a text is conveying and the means employed to convey those message so as to be able to produce as faithful and effective a translation as possible. The course is supported by practical modules on translation from and into English as well as a course in consecutive translation.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The student will acquire further analytical tools which will include Systemic Functional Grammar, style, genre, narrative, modalisation, point of view, ideology, conceptual metaphor in order to be able to recognise the linguistic and non-linguistic mechanisms employed in a text to produce the message(s) it conveys to enable the student to produce the best possible ‘equivalent’ translation.

TEACHING METHODS

Class lessons. The student is expected to participate actively in the lessons by analysing and commenting texts furnished by the teacher in order to infer the principles of stylistics and demonstrate he can apply them in concrete analyses. Texts will be furnished before the lesson and must be studied at home. The final part of the course is devoted to comparing extant translations of an important literary text in order to identify the type of translation that has been produced, its strengths and weaknesses compared to the original and in terms of translation theory. Finally the student is required to furnish viable alternative translations.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

INTRODUCTION TO STYLISTICS

The course provides an overview of the methods of stylistics and those methods will be applied to the analysis of a wide range of narrative, theatrical, film and newspaper texts. Students are expected to participate actively by analysing texts and inferring theoretical principles. Finally, students will be asked to analyse translations and identify the types of translation choices made and their adequacy employing the stylistic method.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Parte A: THEORY
Douthwaite J., 2000. Towards a Linguistic Theory of Foregrounding. Alessandria, Edizioni dell’Orso.
Fludernik M. (ed.), 2011. Beyond Cognitive Metaphor Theory. London, Routledge.
Gibbs R., (ed.), 2008, The Cambridge Handbook of Metaphor and Thought. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press.
Jeffries L., McIntyre D., 2010, Stylistics. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press.
Klages M. 2017, Literary Theory. The Complete Guide. London, Bloomsbury.
Leech G and Short M., 2007, (2nd edition), Style in Fiction. London, Pearson.
Semino E. & Short M. 2014 (2nd edition). Corpus Stylistics: Speech, Writing & Thought Presentation in a Corpus of English Writing. London, Routledge.
Short, M., 1996. Exploring the Language of Poems, Plays and Prose. London: Longman.
Simpson P., 1993 Language, Ideology and Point of View. London, Routledge.
Toolan M., 1998, Language in Literature. London, Edward Arnold.
Wales K., 2011 (3rd edition) A Dictionary of Stylistics. London, Longman.

Parte B: TEXT ANALYSIS

Either:

Joyce, James, 1914. Dubliners, (Introduction by Terence Brown). Rapallo, Cideb.
OR:
Gaskell, Elizabeth, 1854-5. North and South. Any edition.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Office hours: By appointment. Please write to j.douthw@virgilio.it. Or at the end of the lesson.

Exam Board

JOHN DOUTHWAITE (President)

CRISTIANO BROCCIAS

ELISABETTA ZURRU

LESSONS

TEACHING METHODS

Class lessons. The student is expected to participate actively in the lessons by analysing and commenting texts furnished by the teacher in order to infer the principles of stylistics and demonstrate he can apply them in concrete analyses. Texts will be furnished before the lesson and must be studied at home. The final part of the course is devoted to comparing extant translations of an important literary text in order to identify the type of translation that has been produced, its strengths and weaknesses compared to the original and in terms of translation theory. Finally the student is required to furnish viable alternative translations.

LESSONS START

27th february 2018

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

The student will have to demonstrate he has acquired the principles of stylistics and can apply them to text analysis by translating a page from Dubliners by James Joyce or from North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell. The student choses the novel and the teacher the extract to be analysed. The student must therefore have read the entire text prior to sitting the exam. The student will have half an hour to read the text and prepare his analysis, which he will expound orally in English. The student must demonstrate he has mastered the analytical tools of text analysis and is capable of employing them to produce an interpretation sentence by sentence. The student will also be required to offer translational solutions justifying his choices on theoretical grounds.

ASSESSMENT METHODS

The ability to analyse a text, account for the effects produced by identifying the means employed , offering valid translational solutions

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
30/01/2018 14:00 GENOVA Orale Aula 3A Laboratorio - Magazzini
31/01/2018 09:00 GENOVA Traduzione Ital. Inglese III Traduzione Italiano Inglese III - aula MA2
31/01/2018 11:45 GENOVA Writing Writing III - Aula MA1
06/02/2018 11:00 GENOVA Orale Aula D
21/02/2018 08:30 GENOVA Orale MA3A - Laboratorio - Magazzini
23/02/2018 11:00 GENOVA Orale Aula Ma 3B
30/05/2018 09:00 GENOVA Scritto lO STUDENTE DEVE AVERE SUPERATO iNGLESE 1O ANNO IN TUTTE LE SUE PARTI ED AVERE IL VOTO TARSCRITTO IN CARRIERA. pRESENTARSI CONCARRUIERA STAMPATA PER COMPROVARE IL FATTO. Aula MA1, Via del Molo
30/05/2018 11:15 GENOVA Scritto lO STUDENTE DEVE AVERE SUPERATO iNGLESE 1O ANNO IN TUTTE LE SUE PARTI ED AVERE IL VOTO TARSCRITTO IN CARRIERA. pRESENTARSI CONCARRUIERA STAMPATA PER COMPROVARE IL FATTO. Aula MA1, Via del Molo
15/06/2018 08:30 GENOVA Orale Aula MA 3A Lab
19/06/2018 09:30 GENOVA Orale Aula Ma1. Gli studenti possono presentarsi all'oral solo DOPO aver superato TUTTE le prove di esercitazoine/lettorato.
02/07/2018 08:30 GENOVA Orale AULA MA 3A Lab
04/07/2018 10:00 GENOVA Orale Aula Ma1. Gli studenti possono presentarsi all'orale solo DOPO aver superato TUTTE le parti di esercitazione.
11/09/2018 14:00 GENOVA Orale L'esame si svolgerà in aula MA3A
13/09/2018 11:00 GENOVA Orale aula MA1
25/09/2018 08:30 GENOVA Orale L'esame si svolgerà in aula MA3A
26/09/2018 11:00 GENOVA Orale aula MA1