LING 480

Problems in Translation

Linguistics College of Humanities

Course Description

History, theory, and practice of human and machine translation.

When Taught

Fall

Grade Rule

Grade Rule 8: A, B, C, D, E, I (Standard grade rule)

Min

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

0

Other Prerequisites

Ling 230 and proficiency in a second language.

Title

Bi-text Corpora

Learning Outcome

Create a bi-text corpus and derive translation memory and terminology from that bi-text corpus.

Title

Translation Project

Learning Outcome

Use machine translation, translation memory, and terminology in conjunction with a translation environment tool to complete a translation project according to the project’s specifications.

Title

Specifications for Translation Projects

Learning Outcome

Define a set of specifications for a translation project based on text type, audience, and purpose.

Title

The Future of Translation Technology

Learning Outcome

Discuss the possible future of translation technology, including future applications of existing technology and future development of new technologies, drawing on class assignments and a personal project.