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JPNS3633: Syntax and Translation

This unit will provide students with an understanding of Japanese syntax, which will aid them in reading advanced texts. We will then examine some basic concepts from Translation Studies, and put these into practice through a range of texts. Students will develop their understanding of the complexities of Japanese to English translation.

Code JPNS3633
Academic unit Japanese Studies
Credit points 6
JPNS2622 or JPNS3611 or JPNS3621

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. analyse the syntactical structure of advanced-level Japanese sentences in authentic material
  • LO2. independently translate advanced Japanese-language texts into English, assisted by tools such as offline and online dictionaries and Internet search engines
  • LO3. apply advanced technical and digital literacy skills to complex and challenging Japanese-English translation tasks
  • LO4. solve complex issues of Japanese-English translation requiring a high level of cultural competence in both spheres
  • LO5. communicate ethically and responsibly across linguistic and cultural boundaries between Japanese and English.

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 2 weeks before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.