SPANISH LANGUAGE AND TRANSLATION III

SPANISH LANGUAGE AND TRANSLATION III

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Code
65323
ACADEMIC YEAR
2018/2019
CREDITS
12 credits during the 3nd year of 8741 Theories and techniques of interlingual mediation (L-12) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
L-LIN/07
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (Theories and techniques of interlingual mediation)
semester
2° Semester
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

The course (12 ECTS) consists of two parts:

A module on  Theoretical Concepts of Translation Studies applied to the Spanish-Italian language pair (30 hours of teaching) 

A translation and interpreting practice module (40 hours of teaching each).

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course offers theoretical foundations and intensive training to provide students with advanced skills in translation and interpreting between Spanish and Italian.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The Theoretical concepts module will focus on critical and analytical skills by encouraging students to apply the theoretical notions learnt to translation practice from Spanish into Italian.

Translation from Italian into Spanish: a number of text types will be tackled, with an in-depth analysis of translation procedures and contrastive morphosyntactic structures.

Liaison Interpreting module: the module, which is strongly oriented to professional practice, aims at providing intensive training in dialogue interpreting skills for the Italian-Spanish language pair.

 

PREREQUISITES

Spanish 2

Teaching methods

Lectures; translation and interpreting practice.

 

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Theoretical concepts module: theory and practice of translation from Spanish into Italian. Different text types will be analysed and translated. Students will also be required to write translator's notes and to comment on existing translations.

Translation from Italian into Spanish: translation of various text types. In order to be allowed to sit for the final test, students will be required to hand in 3 to 5 assignments.

Interpreting: business and community interpreting practice. Students will also be required to hand in two assignments (a glossary and a self-assessment exercise) per area.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Hurtado Albir, A. Traducción y traductología. Madrid: Cátedra 2004, pp. 1-130.

Additional materials will be uploaded to the Aulaweb portal during the academic year

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: Please see the instructor' web page: E.Errico: http://www.lingue.unige.it/?post_type=dipendente&p=2102  

Exam Board

ELENA ERRICO (President)

ANA BELEN SERRANO DE LA IGLESIA

LAURA SANFELICI

ANA LOURDES DE HERIZ RAMON

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Lectures; translation and interpreting practice.

 

LESSONS START

Semester 2

EXAMS

Exam description

Theoretical concepts module: translation from Spanish into Italian (about 200 words) with translator's note in Spanish in a PC-equipped room.  

Translation module: translation from Italian into Spanish of an approx. 200-word text  in a PC-equipped room. 

Interpreting module: a dialogue interpreting simulation on either of the topics dealt with during the course, and  a sight translation (both from and into Spanish) on the topic other than that of the simulation. Students will be allowed to browse the glossary created during the course. The exam will also include self-assessment.

Assessment methods

Theoretical concepts module: translation adequacy and acceptability will be assessed. The translator's note (in Spanish) will be graded taking into account the ability to apply theoretical contents to the analysis and the critical reflection on the translation strategies adopted.

Translation from Italian into Spanish: syntactic, spelling and stylistic accuracy and relevance. Content equivalence in terms of completeness, precision, accuracy and adequacy. In order to be allowed to sit for the exam, students will be required to hand in 3-5 assignments. 

Interpreting: the following parametes will be assessed: 1) adequacy and correctness in both languages; 2) non-verbal communication skills, 3) functional equivalence and content "user-friendliness". Home assignments will also be part of the grade.

Final grade: 50% Theoretical concepts module + 25% Translation into Spanish + 25% Interpreting