SPANISH LANGUAGE AND TRANSLATION

SPANISH LANGUAGE AND TRANSLATION

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Code
65042
ACADEMIC YEAR
2020/2021
CREDITS
12 credits during the 1st year of 8743 Translation and Interpreting (LM-94) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
L-LIN/07
LANGUAGE
Spanish
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (Translation and Interpreting)
semester
Annual
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

12 ECTS course consisting of a Theoretical Module, Consecutive Interpreting, Legal Translation and Business-Financial Translation. 

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course provides students with the tools for metalinguistic analysis, with a special focus on specialized texts, in order to enhance students' translation and interpreting skills between Italian and Spanish. 

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course aims at providing students with knowledge and skills in order to understand the theoretical and practical basis of translation and interpreting. The following modules will be taught: legal translation, business-economic translation, consecutive interpreting and court interpreting. 

Specific aims:

Develop knowledge and train skills in professional translation and interpreting from both a theoretical and a practical point of view, combining research perspectives and professional standards.

Develop self-assessment skills.

At the end of the course students will be able to:

  • identify and solve translation problems in a strategic and effective manner, also taking into account as many contextual and situational variables as possible for each assignment;
  • apply knowledge, techniques and tools learnt in a functional and useful way according to the communicative situation and context;
  • autonomously organise and network with other colleagues in order to apply their competences in a cooperative way.

 

PREREQUISITES

None

Teaching methods

Lectures and interpreting/translation practice, including team work.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Theoretical module: theory and practice of court interpreting, with consolidation of consecutive interpreting skills. Simulations of interpreter-mediated court hearings.

Legal translation: translation practice of legal texts (also using CAT tools) combined with training in translation-related soft skills.

Business-financial translation: translation practice of business-financial texts (also using CAT tools) combined with training in translation-related soft skills.

Interpreting: simultaneous interpreting practice from and into Spanish  combined with training in interpreting-related soft skills.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Garofalo, G. Géneros discursivos de la justicia penal. Un análisis contrastivo español-italiano orientado a la traducción, Milano: FrancoAngeli, 2009. 

Garofalo, G. La insoportable levedad del acusar: El lenguaje de la valoración en las querellas de la Fiscalía Superior de Cataluña contra Carme Forcadell i Lluís, , Milano: FrancoAngeli, 2018. 

Rudvin, M. e Spinzi C., L’interprete giuridico. Profilo professionale e metodologie di lavoro. Roma: Carocci: 2015.

Additional materials will be uploaded to Aulaweb.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: In Semester 1 by appointment via Teams platform.

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Lectures and interpreting/translation practice, including team work.

LESSONS START

Semester 1 and 2.

ORARI

L'orario di tutti gli insegnamenti è consultabile su EasyAcademy.

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SPANISH LANGUAGE AND TRANSLATION

EXAMS

Exam description

Theoretical module: a simulation of interpreter-mediated court interpreting assignment and a question on the theoretical contents.

Legal translation module: a translation test from and into Spanish, after the submission of individual dossiers (“carpetas”) containing all the assignments carried out during the course. 

Business-financial translation module: a translation test from and into Spanish, after the submission of individual dossiers (“carpetas”) containing all the assignments carried out during the course. 

Interpreting module: an consecutive interpreting exercise from Spanish into Italian and a sight translation from Italian into Spanish.

 

Assessment methods

The following will be assessed: adequacy, functionality, accuracy, and reliability. Both contents and the general approach (i.e. paralinguistic and non-verbal communication in the case of interpreting) will also be taken into account.

Continuous assessment (peer evaluation, feedback from outsiders in simulations, etc.), and both written and oral final tests.

FURTHER INFORMATION

Semester 1 lessons will be taught remotely via Teams and Aulaweb platforms. Semester 2 lessons, as long as the general health situation allows it, will be taught face-to-face.