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This course focuses on the communicative dimension of translation and explores the ways in which perspectives from bilingual communication can inform translation practice. It adopts a functional approach to translation, with special emphasis on how translated texts are used as a means of communication in real world situations across a variety of settings, including marketing, law, finance, media, and politics. This course trains students to identify the type and function of texts across various genres, and to develop translation strategies in line with the communicative intent of these texts. Through seminar discussions, students will develop a critical awareness of the dynamic relation between linguistic choices in translation and textual communication across languages and cultures.