AXL5309S Translating and Interpreting

24 NQF credits at HEQSF level 9

Convener: Dr M Brenzinger

Course entry requirements: Acceptance for a Master’s programme in African Language and Applied Linguistics.

Course outline:

This course deals with the concepts and principles of translation and interpretation. Approaches to translation from different disciplines like Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, Text Linguistics and Cultural Studies will be considered.  Attention will be paid to functional and literary approaches.  Models of interpretation will be treated, e.g. the gravitational versus effort model; and techniques like consecutive versus simultaneous interpreting.  The course will also involve practical exercises and critical reflection upon them, with a main focus on translation and interpretation into an African language.

DP requirements: Submission of all written work and at least 75% of seminar attendance.

Assessment: Essays/assignments count for 100%.