Advanced Translation (Turkish)
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- 30 credits
- Year of study:
This module is designed both for students who wish to use their linguistic skills as part of their career choice as professional translators and those who are doing the MA programme before they embark on research. Whilst the first group will benefit from the practical applications utilised in the module, the latter will find the primary sources they need to use for their research much more accessible after taking this module.
The prerequisite is an advanced level of competence in Turkish. A language level test may be given to prospective students of the module to determine their linguistic competence in Turkish.
Objectives and learning outcomes of the module
The module aims to enhance the written and reading skills of the students through the grammatical study and translation of texts from a range of sources. By the end of the module students should be able to produce reliable translations of texts chosen from a wide range of genres (newspaper and journal articles, literary texts (short stories, novels), legal texts etc and in a variety of styles and registers, including highly complex syntactic structures. They shall also gain the skills of doing such translations with reasonable speed. Students should be able to engage with both contemporary and also the more traditionalist style of Turkish employed in such writings.
This module is taught over 22 weeks with 2 hours of teaching each week, consisting of a 1 hour lecture (shared with UG version of module) and a 1 hour seminar (PG only).
Scope and syllabus
The module employs a graded system of textual analysis, and starts with structurally straightforward but lexically multi-layered passages. The module progresses to the study of texts with highly complex syntactic and semantic structures. Students are also exposed to different styles of writing on subjects they would not normally be required to read as part of their field of study. In the case of MA students 60% of assessed coursework is related to the major component of their study programme.
This module shares teaching hours with the BA module Advanced Turkish/Engish/Turkish Translation. There is one additional hour of Masters-tailored tuition per week.
Method of assessment
Two translation projects (Level 7) of 3,000 words each. One to be submitted on the last Friday of Term 2 (50%) and the other on Friday, week 1 of Term 3 (50%).
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