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Course description
  BILINGUAL TERMINOLOGY: ENGLISH

Competencies and objectives

 

Course context for academic year 2018-19

Interdisciplinary bases for terminology, applications of specialized lexicons and bilingual terminographical methodology for translation. 

 

 

Course content (verified by ANECA in official undergraduate and Master’s degrees)

General Competences (CG)

  • CG1 : Ability to communicate in the different working languages: languages A (Catalan/Spanish, Level C2 of the European framework), languages B (Level B2/C1), languages C (Level B1/B2 for languages that are taught in secondary education and Level A2/B1 for those not taught in secondary education) and languages D (Level A1/A2). Ability to communicate (oral and written) is understood to refer to understanding and expression and includes grammatical subcompetence (mastery of the linguistic code), sociolinguistic subcompetence (regulates adaptation to the context and is linked with the linguistic variation occurring according the different register elements), pragmatic subcompetence (related to functional use of the language and mastery of discourse, cohesion and coherence). Communicative competence must include at least two languages and cultures (includes passive and active communication stages, as well as the textual conventions of different working cultures and the corresponding cultural, encyclopaedic and thematic knowledge).
  • CG2 : Instrumental competence. Includes the use of documentary sources, terminology search and the management of glossaries, databases, etc., and also the use of the most useful computer applications for exercising the profession (text editors, desktop publishers, databases, Internet, e-mail, translation and editing programmes, translation memories, etc.), as well as other tools such as the fax, dictaphone and the mechanisms and apparatus needed for interpreting booths, etc.).
  • CG3 : Competence to exercise the profession on the labour and deontological market, consisting of the knowledge and skills related to acting as a professional translator and the job market. Includes basic knowledge for managing one's professional practice and factors associated with public and private law, the economy and business (contracts, tax obligations, budgets, financial aspects, invoicing, etc.) and with the deontological code and professional associations. Also such skills as memory, reflexes, creativity, capacities such as trustworthiness, attention span, organisation and planning, memory, capacity for analysis and synthesis, automation of the most common tasks, decision-making, interest in a job well done and a professional approach, the ability to adapt to new situations, initiative, etc. In addition, interpersonal skills such as the ability to relate with others and professional teamwork, not only with other translators and professionals in the field (proof-readers, documentalists, terminologists), but also with clients, initiators, authors, users and experts in the subjects being translated, etc.
  • CG4 : Competence in transference or strategy, understood as the ability to carry out the transference process from the original text and re-express it in the mother tongue according to the purpose of the translation, the characteristics of the recipient and other parameters of the translation project for all kinds of general and specialised texts. Includes subcompetences relating to the procedures applied for organising the work involved, identifying and solving problems and self-assessment, documentation strategies and the ability to use procedures to compensate for deficiencies in other subcompetences and solve problems during the translation process.

 

Specific Competences (CE):>>For CG1

  • CE1.15 : Evaluate multilingual and cultural diversity positively.
  • CE1.16 : Understand general aspects of the sociocultural contexts of the languages studied.

 

Specific Competences (CE):>>For CG2

  • CE2.3 : Master basic interpreting instruments and tools.

 

Specific Competences (CE):>>For CG3

  • CE3.10 : Develop the capacity for logical and critical reasoning.
  • CE3.11 : Develop cognitive skills related to interpreting (attention span, instant comprehension, memory, rapid reflexes, physical and mental stamina, capacity for self-criticism, etc.).
  • CE3.9 : Adopt an ethical commitment when exercising one's profession.

 

Specific Competences (CE):>>For CG4

  • CE4.7 : Know how to cover the different stages of the translation process.
  • CE4.8 : Solve basic problems encountered when translating texts.

 

 

 

Learning outcomes (Training objectives)

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Specific objectives stated by the academic staff for academic year 2018-19

1. To develop the methods and methodology to solve terminological and terminographical issues related to proffesional matters, such as translation, interpretation, writing and proofreading of specialized texts, establishment and maintenance of terminology databases, for both personal use and within an organisation, critical assessment and selecion of computer, documental and lexicographical resources.

2. To apply terminology to specialized translation, interpretation or any other form of professional linguistic mediation, and to solve diverse terminological problems (i.e. to identify the knowledge unit that defines a concept, concepts existing in the source language but not in the target language, mechanisms of term formation, etc.).

3. To use effectively the main help resources to solve terminological problems and apply appropriate search strategies to find linguistic (terminological) information.

 

 

General

Code: 32630
Lecturer responsible:
GOMEZ GONZALEZ-JOVER, ADELINA
Credits ECTS: 6,00
Theoretical credits: 0,60
Practical credits: 1,80
Distance-base hours: 3,60

Departments involved

  • Dept: ENGLISH STUDIES
    Area: ENGLISH STUDIES
    Theoretical credits: 0,3
    Practical credits: 0,9
  • Dept: TRANSLATION AND INTERPRETING
    Area: TRANSLATION AND INTERPRETING
    Theoretical credits: 0,3
    Practical credits: 0,9
    This Dept. is responsible for the course.
    This Dept. is responsible for the final mark record.

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