TRAN 603: Theory of Translation


The aim of this course is to introduce students to the dominant theories of Translation.  Students will become familiar with these theories and their ramifications especially in modern day translation practices.  Since Translation Theory emerged out of the practice of the art of translation, these theories will equip students with some of the basic tools they will need in the practice of their profession.

Reading List

Catford, J.C. (2007). A Linguistic Theory of Translation: An Essay in Applied Linguistics.

Fawcett, P. (2006). Translation and Language: Linguistic Theories Explained. Manchester: St. Jerome Publishing.

Lederer, M. (1994): La Traduction aujourd’hui: Le Modéle interprétatif Paris: Hachette Education, London: Oxford University Press.

Munday, J. (2008). Introducing translation studies. Theories and applications. Second edition. London/New York: Routledge

Plassard, F.  (2007). Lire pour traduire. Paris: Presses de Sorbonne Nouvelle.

Pym, A. (2010). Exploring translation theories. London/New York: Routledge.

Seleskovitch, D. & Lederer, M. (2001). Interpréter pour traduire, Paris, Didier, coll. Érudition.