RUSSIAN LANGUAGE AND TRANSLATION I
A complex 12 credits course, which includes 4 classes: Russian-theory; LSP translation; Translation editing; Interpreting.
The course aims to develop knowledge of Russian at both declarative and procedural level, particularly improving students' abilities in bilingualism, bilingual switching, LSP translation, consecutive & liaison interpreting. Students will be also provided by self-training techniques.
All lessons are in Russian.
The topic is the stylistic analysys (i.e. the linguistic options that generate a precise text's/author's style ) of the textual typology of highest complexity - poems. The class will analyse the first book by Boris Ryzij (Борис Рыжий, Ryzhy) "...and so forth..." in its Italian/Russian edition (Rovigo, 2018). Thanks to the acquired abilities (included the contrastive analysys of asymmetric metrical systems of Russian and Italian traditions and the questions bond with the recipient's response and mental association), each student will chose three poems by Ryzij (not included in the printed corpus) and analyse them, giving evidence of his/her ability to detect the linguistic and linguo-cultural features able to trigger the aesthetic response.
Boris Ryzij, ... e così via..., Rovigo, Il Ponte del Sale, 2018
Almost all poems by Boris Ryzij can be easily found in the web. Students can chose their own corpus together with the printed book.
Ricevimento: Prof. Salmon's office hours are organized twice per week, except February, June and July (when the schedule changes depending on the exams and sometimes they take place only once per week), and are suspended during all August. The timetable is provided after the classes' schedule is completed. Each possible change in day/time due to different unexpected causes is communicated by prof. Salmon as soon as possible on her personal homepage (http://www.lingue.unige.it/?op=people&user=232) see: "comunicazioni". All students and graduates can chose the preferred time between the two possibilities, or they can contact prof. Salmon by mail (email@example.com) or phone (010-2099566) during the office hours. Other teachers of all Russian courses have their homepage on Departement site, where analgous information is provided, including e-mail adress.
LAURA SALMON (President)
The theoretical course starts on Novembrer 4, the Translation classes begin on October 18, the interpretation class is organized by the teacher, according to all students' schedule.
The final exam includes 5 tests:
Theoretical course: 1) written test of Russian Language (1 hour; 4 or 5 exercises), the content is strictly consistent with the class training; 2) sight translation from Italian into Russian (max 10 min).
LSP translation: 3) written translation into Russian (1 hour, no dictionaries), the content is strictly consistent with the class training.
Translation editing: 4) written translation into Russian (1 hour, no dictionaries), the content is strictly consistent with the class training.
Interpreting: 5) interpreting performance (simulation) in consecutive translation from Russian into Italian (max. 10 minuts), the content is strictly consistent with the class training.