Translators have a wide variety of sources and tools that they can use in their work. Their problem, in the internet age, is not that information is lacking, but that it is difficult to find. Translator’s Tools is a heuristics course, in which students will learn how to find and use reference tools, including CAT (computer-assisted translation tools), and how to conduct and write up translation-related research. Furthermore, the course explores how other disciplines, such as semantics, pragmatics, rhetoric, stylistics and culture studies can help the translator. Finally, the relationship between editing and translation will be dealt with in theory and practice.
- Ability to find and work with reference tools
- Knowledge of CAT-tools
- Ability to conduct translation-related research
The timetable will be available from July 1 onwards on the Department website.
Mode of Instruction
One hour tutorial per week.
Class participation; report
This course is supported by Blackboard.
Reading materials available on Blackboard
Students can register through uSis.
English Department, P.N. van Eyckhof 4, room 103c. Phone: 071 527 2144, or mail: email@example.com