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Translating Language and Culture (EDUC90067)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeEDUC90067
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This subject examines intercultural issues associated with translating and interpreting. Topics include the (im)possibility of accurate translation, the spirit or the letter, cultural variations in discourse and genre, the creation of hybrid discourses and hybrid cultures and contextual determinants in translating and interpreting.

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  • recognise that translation is a cultural as well as linguistic issue;
  • understand the complexity involved in producing culturally sensitive translation;
  • be aware of how purpose and context affect translation; and
  • be able to critically evaluate some translations.

Last updated: 24 December 2018