ENG487 Contemporary Translation Theory and its Applications
Course Aims This course is intended to provide a survey of major translation theories – linguistic, cultural, functional and philosophical. The focus is predominantly on contemporary works in or related to translation studies, with some historical literature providing a necessary context. Major issues of translation theories are identified and discussed with reference to authentic translation texts and/or actual translation practice. Upon completion of the course, students are expected to understand the interdisciplinary nature of translation studies and develop some viable theoretical approaches to analysing translation and its role in cross-cultural communication.