G-LSUD4 PraTIS 405 Introduction to Interpreting Studies

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Interpreting studies is a comparatively young discipline (or sub-discipline) that has only recently been introduced into academic curricula. This course attempts a comprehensive overview of interpreting studies and the new directions the field is taking in the 21st century. As with translation studies, research in the field involves a number of disciplines (linguistics, psychology, cultural studies, political science, etc.); the potential dynamics of an interdisciplinary approach to interpreting will be discussed in the course. Students will also be introduced into different types of interpreting: court interpreting, community interpreting, liaison interpreting, media interpreting, diplomatic interpreting, business interpreting, psychiatric interpreting. By the end of the course students are expected: To be familiar with the history and present condition of interpreting studies To be acquainted with different types of interpreting To be aware of new trends in interpreting studies. No course textbook is provided. Course outline and recommended bibliography are available. Assessment: Final exam.


Teaching hours: 3 | Credits: 3 | ECTS: 6

The course is not currently offerred.