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Transcript of MODL5100 Tutorials
Helpful interpreting resources
http://interpreters.free.fr - interpreter training resource
http://www.speechpool.net.en - short speeches for consecutive practice
http://www.orcit.eu - conference interpreter training resource
www.youtube.com - search for "lourdesaib" and/or "DGInterpretation"
Week 1 - Equivalence
"Everything can be translated"
What about word such as:
Or phrases such as:
I'll put that on the back burner.
How's it going, mate?
Or sentences such as:
Would you mind finishing this for me please?
Everything has been said.
Week 2 - Intro to notetaking
Bill Gates at the Davos World Economic Forum, 2008:
Helpful links for assignments
http://www.students.mq.edu.au/support/learning_skills/undergraduate/academic_skills_quickguides/ (quick tour)
“a laid-back café culture by the beach”
“See cliff-top waterfalls surge with fury”
“Stay at an outback homestead”
SL concept not lexicalised in TL
SL is semantically complex
SL and TL make different distinctions in meaning
TL lacks superordinate
TL lacks hyponym
Difference in expressive meaning/connotation
Difference in form
Use of loan words in SL
Translation by a more general term (superordinate)
Translation by a more neutral/less expressive word
Translation by substitution
Translation using a loan word plus explanation
Translation by paraphrase using a related word
Translation by omission
Week 3 - Functionalism
What are the main considerations when translating these texts from a functional perspective?
Week 4 - Speech acts, politeness
Speech acts: compliments, requests, greetings, apologies, favours, turn taking
Cultural dimensions: http://geert-hofstede.com
Lynne Murphy on British and American politeness:
Week 6 - Discourse & Register Analysis
Week 7 - Interpreting (im)politeness
Week 9 - Ethics
Week 8 - SFL, systems and cultural approaches
Feminist translation links:
Postcolonial translation link:
Week 11 - Ethics
"Ethical challenges for court interpreters"
Week 13 - Corpora and extended research
A translator's perspective: Translaton as a Performing Art