69432 - Translation from Italian into German I (Second Language)

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Academic Year 2019/2020

Learning outcomes

The student should be: conversant with the necessary instruments (elements of grammar and different types of dictionaries) and the basic methods of translation (macro and micro structures of texts, how to draw up the target texts); should be able to apply these in practice to a variety of text types;  should be able to identify and apply the appropriate basic translational strategies to the texts to be translated

Course contents

The students will practice translating texts of several different types from Italian into German, improving their command of the German language and their capacities for source text analysis and target text rendering.

For students who need teaching support in German language learning, a personal tutoring service is available, which can be booked via email.

Readings/Bibliography

Further reading:

Hönig, H.G. (1986). “Übersetzen zwischen Reflex und Reflexion - ein Modell der übersetzungsrelevanten Textanalyse”, in  M. Snell-Hornby (Hrsg.), Übersetzungswissenschaft. Eine Neuorientierung. Tübingen, UTB,  pp. 230 - 251.

Nord, C. (1993). Einführung in das funktionale Übersetzen. Tübingen und Basel, UTB.

Stolze, R.  (1994). Übersetzungstheorien. Eine Einführung.Tübingen, G. Narr Verlag.

Zanettin, F.  (2001). 'Swimming in words: corpora, translation, and language learning.' In: Learning with Corpora , Guy Aston  ed., Bologna, CLUEB, pp. 177-197

Teaching methods

The students will practice translating texts of several different types from Italian into German, improving their command of the German language and their capacities for source text analysis and target text rendering.

For students who need teaching support in German language learning, a personal tutoring service is available, which can be booked via email.

Assessment methods

Translation of a short text extract (approx. 250 words), similar to those addressed during the course.

There are on-going tests and a final test. The final test aims to verify the ability to translate into German short tracks compatible with professional assignments.

The final vote is the average between the final translation of active translation and passive translation


Teaching tools

 Moodle Website, beamer, bilingual and monolingual dictionaries, online resources and reference texts.

Office hours

See the website of Christine Antonie Heiss