Source and Trace photo: John Calton


A further opportunity to hone your Finnish-English translation skills, working with a variety of textual genres.

Please note: this 13-week course can either be taken in the autumn 2019 or the spring 2020.

This is a course for English philology students offering further guidance and practice in translating from Finnish into English. The aim is to develop fully idiomatic written English expression across a range of written styles and media through detailed consideration of lexical, grammatical and rhetorical variation according to cultural settings and specific contexts of translation. We will take on collaborative work with several organisations including the National Theatre, the Otava publishing house and a project called Vastuullinen tiede ( Reading in the area of translation studies may be assigned at various points in the course.

Students will be expected to prepare translation drafts for each meeting. The drafts will form the basis for in-class revision, work in pairs and small groups, making use of software track change tools, traditional reference material, language corpus program(s) and internet searches. Assessment will be based in equal measure on work submitted, active participation in the classwork (usual department attendance rules apply) and a final in-class examination. The assignments will typically involve translating texts of c. 200-250 words.

Work to be uploaded by Sunday in preparation for the Tuesday class. Save work as .docx (i.e. not .pdf) and remember to put your name in the document.

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HUOM! Paikkoja kurssilla ei jaeta ilmoittautumisjärjestyksen perusteella.

NB! Places on the course are not allocated according to the order of registration.

Erikoistumisvaihtoehdon suoritettuaan opiskelija on perehtynyt syvällisemmin tietyn kielitieteen tutkimusalueen teemoihin ja kykenee hahmottamaan erikoistumisalueeseen liittyen kandidaatintutkielmansa kysymyksenasettelua.

Jakso suoritetaan aineopinnoissa opintojen toisena ja/tai kolmantena vuonna.

Tarkempi sisältö vaihtelee kursseittain.

Ilmoitetaan opetusohjelmassa tai ensimmäisellä tunnilla.

Ilmoitetaan opetusohjelmassa tai ensimmäisellä tunnilla.

Perustuu osaamistavoitteisiin. Ilmoitetaan opetusohjelmassa tai ensimmäisellä tunnilla; 0-5.

Vaihtelevat vuosittain ja kursseittain.

Turo Hiltunen