Basics of Translation

Type: For the student's choice

Department: translation studies and contrastive linguistics named after hryhoriy kochur




SemesterAmount of hoursGroupTeacher(s)
532Associate Professor Yulia Nanyak

Course description

The goal of this course is to develop professional thinking, as well as to familiarize students with the basics of translation.
The ways of overcoming many lexical, lexico-grammatical, and semantic difficulties in professional texts translation are discussed. Different types of transformations in the translation of scientific texts from English into Ukrainian are also the object of consideration.
As a result of this course, the students are to know different approaches to the translation performance; independently expand and apply theoretical knowledge and practical skills.

Recommended Literature

  1. Betz Dawn of an Era: Astronomers Hear and See Cosmic Collision //
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  3. Serban A. Introduction to Audiovisual Translation / А. Serban. [Electronic resource]. – Available from:
  4. Карабан В.І. Посібник-довідник з перекладу англійської наукової і технічної літератури на українську мову / В. І. Карабан. – Флоренція, Страсбург, Гранада, Київ: TEMPUS. – 317 с.
  5. Bartrina   The  Challenge  of  Research  in  Audiovisual  Translation  /  F.  Bartrina  //  Topics  in  Audiovisual  Translation.  Ed.  P.  Orero.  –  Amsterdam  :  John  Benjamins Publishing Co., 2004. – P. 157 – 168.
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  10. Eco U. Experiences in Translation. – Toronto: Univ. of Toronto Press, 2001. – 135 p.
  11. Genztler E. Contemporary Translation Theories. – London & New York: Routledge, 1993. – 220 p.
  12. Newmark P. A Textbook of Translation. – New York; London: Prentice Hall, 1988. – XII. – 292 p.
  13. Orero   Audiovisual  Translation:  A  New  Dynamic  Umbrella  /P.  Orero  //  Topics  in  Audiovisual  Translation.  Ed.  P.  Orero.  –  Amsterdam  :  John  Benjamins  Publishing Co., 2004. – P. vii – xiii.
  14. Кухаренко В.А. Интерпретация текста. – Л.:Просвещение, 1979. – 327 с.



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