SML8023 : Profession, Processes and Society in Translating and Interpreting
- Offered for Year: 2019/20
- Module Leader(s): Professor Francis Jones
- Lecturer: Mr Dariush Robertson, Dr JC Penet, Dr Pauline Henry-Tierney, Dr Sergio Lobejon Santos, Dr Jade Biyu Du, Dr Michael Jin
- Other Staff: Ms Jos Harrison
- Owning School: Modern Languages
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 1 Credit Value:||10|
|Semester 2 Credit Value:||10|
This module has two parts:
Semester 1 (‘Profession’)aims to prepare you to become a more effective translating and/or interpreting (‘T&I’) professional. In it, you will learn:
• about the professional characteristics of T&I work, including key specialist areas.
• about the professional ethics and principles behind T&I work.
• career-starting and career-management skills for the T&I professions.
Semester 2 (‘Processes and Society’) underpins this by giving you an awareness of the wider context of T&I work worldwide and through the ages. This involves:
• A knowledge of T&I practice and theory in various world cultures and ages.
• Seeing T&I in a social, geographic and political context.
• A knowledge of key issues in interpreting studies, and of the principles of educating T&I professionals.
Outline Of Syllabus
Semester 1: ‘Profession’
• Professionalism and professional organizations in T&I
• Getting started as a T&I professional, career planning
• Translation jobs and clients
• Translation editing
• Translating books
• Translation localization
• Machine translation
• Conference interpreting
• Community interpreting
• Legal T&I work
Semester 2: ‘Processes and Society’
• Interpreting studies
• The psycholinguistics of interpreting
• T&I in history: Europe, Middle East and China
• T&I, philosophy and religion
• Roles, society and networks in T&I
• Ideology and identity, gender and sexuality in T&I
• T&I and politics
• T&I training
• T&I and language learning
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||90||1:00||90:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||22||1:00||22:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Workshops||7||1:00||7:00||Professional simulations, discussion seminars, poster session|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||81||1:00||81:00||N/A|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
Lectures enable students to get a combination of lecturer input, mini practical tasks and discussion, thus building up their knowledge and reflective practice skills. Workshops (which involve lecturer-set tasks and poster presentations) also develop a wide range of key skills.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Essay||1||A||50||2000 words on 'Profession'|
|Essay||2||A||50||2000 words on 'Processes and Society'|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
The essays test the students’ knowledge of relevant input, and allow them to do in-depth research in two specialist areas.