Brown University shieldBrown University

Introduction to Professional Translation and Interpretation

HISP 0710E S01 [CRN: 16741]

What is translation? Interpretation? What roles do the translator and interpreter play in communication? What skills and kinds of knowledge are needed to develop competency in translation and interpretation as professional/community services? What factors shape how a text is translated (e.g., purpose, intended audience, type and genre, intercultural differences)? What is the role of translation in advancing language competence and proficiency? Through a functionalist approach, students advance their mastery of Spanish and develop translation competence. In addition to academic work (readings, translation assignments, and in-class exercises), students will also gain practical experience working with Spanish-speaking clinics and community organizations.
Fall 2021
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08:30 - 09:50 Mon, Wed - from Sep 8, 2021 to Dec 21, 2021
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