Introduction to Translation Theory
Dublin City University
Area of Study
Taught In English
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits2
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units3
Hours & Credits
This module introduces students to the history of and current trends in Translation Theory. It aims to make students critically aware of historical, social, cultural and professional aspects of translation. It gives students an opportunity to produce academic writing in a clear and coherent manner and according to well-defined academic criteria. It will also provide a theoretical basis for their dissertation work in semester two.
1. Describe the ideas of some major past and contemporary translation theorists.
2. Discuss in some detail major trends in translation theory since the 1970s.
3. Critically evaluate the application of theoretical frameworks in translation studies with reference to relevant literature.
4. Derive relationships and linkages between major positions in translation theory.
5. Produce academic writing of an appropriate standard on a topic in Translation Theory.