LANGUAGE AND TRANSLATION - FRENCH II
Learning outcomes of the course unit
The main objective of this cours is to lead gradually the students to master, on one hand, the theorical elements about translation and, on the other, the main translation techniques, through the lexical enrichment, the identification of the different translation difficulties emerging in the passing from French to Italian and viceversa. Therefore, beside the habit to use monlingual and bilingual dictionary, critical skills and literary sensibility will be developed, as well as translation competences.
Student must possess a B2 Level.
Course contents summary
Th course aims at the progressive acquisition of the basical notions about the historical evolution of the concept of translation, as well as of the main theories heading the translation practice.
- Introduction to the concept of translation;
- Main theorical approaches to translation;
- Historical evolution of translation theories;
- Elements of translation.
- Michel OUSTINOFF, La traduction, Paris, PUF, 2003;
- Mathieu GUIDERE, Introduction à la traductologie, Bruxelles, De Boeck, 2010;
- Albert CAMUS, Les Justes, Paris, Folio Gallimard, 1950.
The front lessons will be taught entirely in French. Students will be proposed texts of different nature, in order to be confronted to different linguistic registers (courtly, familiar, current, 'argotique'), as well in French, as in Italian.
Assessment methods and criteria
The testing of the students' linguistic and translation competence will take place through a Written Test, intoductory to the Oral Test. Students who have not obtained at least 18/30 in the Written Test could not stand the Oral Test.
The Written Test will focus on the translation of a literary text from French into Italian and from Italian into French.
The Oral Test will focus on the main translation theories and their evolution, the main translation difficulties that can be met in the passing from French to Italian and viceversa.
Other bibliographical suggestions will be given during the course.