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APG4811

Faculty of Arts

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Monash University Handbook 2011 Postgraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedCaulfield Second semester 2011 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2011 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Leah Gerber

Notes

Previously coded TRN4000

Synopsis

The unit aims to explore the scope, relevance and nature of research in Translation Studies. It will address questions and areas such as: the nature of research and research methodology, different approaches to translation and translation studies, basic approaches to case studies and survey methods, the differences and respective advantages of empirical approaches vs. more traditional (and common) descriptive-theoretical approaches, the status of contrastive linguistics within Translation Studies and the nature of translation errors as opposed to language errors.

Assessment

Written work (2000 words): 45%
Practical exercises: 30%
Exam (1 hour): 25%

Contact hours

2 hours (1 x 1 hour lecture and 1 x 1 hour seminar)

Prerequisites

APG4813 and APG4814

Co-requisites

APG4815