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Course description
  LINGUISTIC AND CULTURAL CONTRASTS IN THE B LANGUAGE: ENGLISH

Competencies and objectives

 

Course context for academic year 2018-19

It is a compulsory subject of 6 semester ECTS credits

 

 

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.).
  • 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

  • CE1.14 : Develop linguistic knowledge from contrasting elements.
  • CE1.16 : Understand general aspects of the sociocultural contexts of the languages studied.
  • CE1.6 : Produce oral and written texts adapted to the communication function, type of register, etc.
  • CE1.9 : Apply extralinguistic knowledge to text comprehension.

 

Specific Competences (CE):>>For CG2

  • CE2.1 : Use computer resources and applications that are useful for translation (terminology management programs, translation memories, CAT or automatic programs, databases, search engines, etc.).
  • CE2.2 : Master information and document search techniques.

 

Specific Competences (CE):>>For CG4

  • CE4.1 : Understand the technical aspects, current translation trends and other interdisciplinary approaches in the field of translation.
  • CE4.2 : Apply theoretical knowledge to practical translation.
  • CE4.3 : Assimilate the communicative purpose of translation, the importance of quality in the target language and the importance of the comprehension stage.
  • CE4.4 : Assimilate the dynamism and textual nature of equivalence in translation.
  • CE4.5 : Assimilate the importance of extralinguistic knowledge and the need for documentation.
  • CE4.6 : Develop creativity to solve translation problems.
  • 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. Provide the necessary techniques, methods and resources for the analysis of linguistic contrasts between English and Spanish.
2. To describe, analyze and contrast the geographical and social diversity of the United Kingdom and the United States, as well as the main issues that concern their citizens.

3. To describe, analyze and contrast the main events and processes that have determined the political, economic, social and cultural development of the United Kingdom and the United States since 1945.

4. Analyse English and Spanish contrasts from a linguistic, pragmatic and cultural level.
5. Acquire and master the specific oral and written language resources of a contrastive nature.
5. Use, assess and apply diverse information tools, documentation techniques, computer resources and specific bibliographic tools.

 

 

General

Code: 32631
Lecturer responsible:
MATEO MARTINEZ, JOSE
Credits ECTS: 6,00
Theoretical credits: 1,20
Practical credits: 1,20
Distance-base hours: 3,60

Departments involved

  • Dept: ENGLISH STUDIES
    Area: ENGLISH STUDIES
    Theoretical credits: 1,2
    Practical credits: 1,2
    This Dept. is responsible for the course.
    This Dept. is responsible for the final mark record.

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