Learn how to process your translation and revision work critically and constructively
TO BE DELIVERED IN-CLASS OR ON LINE USING ADAPTED PEDAGOGIES.
Experienced translators may do their translations intuitively and quickly than a novice or student translator. However, it is not often that translators may find the appropriate jargon and words to use to justify their choices or write conscious and justified comments in their revised or translated assignments? A professional (translator or reviser) may be asked by clients or colleagues at work to do so. Hence, it seems a valid point to add the critical thinking issue to translator competence. Besides, having that ability may enhance professional status and earn you respect since you become a thinker as well as a negotiator and test engineer. This course will take you to that stage and guide you through to think critically when you process your translation, do post-editing or revision work.
Novices, students of translation or experienced translators seeking personal development.
At the end of this course students/participants will be able to :
- Identify and judge critically the text typologies in English and Arabic and problems that may arise in theTranslation process due to conventions of those texts and other contextual factors in both languages;
- Write in the proper genre and style of the text you translate into;
- Justify your choices in translating the text (for yourself and for others if you were asked to). Your choice remains relative, since nothing is absolute in the real world. This means that there are always many answers to the same problem;
- Revise consciously and constructively the translations or assignments you have been given based on insights from both theory and practice
Sound Knowledge of two languages: English and Arabic. Minimal experience in translation practise is required. Translation students or soon to be translation students are also welcome.
- Introduction to the field of translation practise and theory
- Importance of critical text analysis for translators and revisers alike
- Developing abilities to become an empowered translator through critical judgement of translations and revisions
- Own the metalanguage to use to discuss translation problems with colleagues at work or peers in forums
- Operate beyond intuition and amateurism when you front clients, peers or your teacher if you still at university
Comments on the above course outline are very welcome: