Slovenian-Italian interlingual communication III

Slovenian-Italian interlingual communication III

Study Cycle: 1

Lectures: 0

Seminars: 0

Tutorials: 60

ECTS credit: 3

Lecturer(s): doc. dr. Grošelj Robert

Content

Students are expected to refine their previously acquired basic translation strategies and adapt and apply them to more complex texts in terms of syntax and meaning. They are introduced to specialized dictionaries; work with parallel texts is continued. The course is aimed at improved comprehension of fairly complex Slovene and Italian texts featuring advanced syntax, ambiguity, metaphorical meaning, analogies, as well as cultural and historical references. Students still deal with general purpose texts of various genres. Strict conveying of denotation and connotation is at the core of the course, not neglecting collocation and style, both common sources of errors in encoding and decoding. Particular emphasis is put on sensitivity to genre and context; text type and target readers' expectations determine the translation strategy. Practical translation is complemented by selected topics from Slovene-Italian contrastive analysis, foregrounding issues of collocation and style.