In class Introduction to Translation Studies. Overview of the semester.
Discussion of Pym, Chapter 1
For Thursday–Look for recent reviews of translated works in the press. How are they discussed? Also, what examples of natural equivalence can you find in the languages that you know? Can you find untranslatables?
Exploration of examples. Central Issues in Translation Studies
For next week, read Pym Chapter 2; Entries on Translatability and Equivalence from the Routledge Encyclopedia of Translation Studies, ed. Mona Baker, and entry on Translation in the Dictionary of Untranslatables (see Readings page)