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TRA3270 Financial Translation: Home

Course Description

This course aims at familiarizing students with key financial terms and the characteristics of a variety of financial texts and equipping them with the basic knowledge and techniques in handling the translation of these texts. Through a comparative study of English and Chinese parallel texts and ample practice in English-Chinese/Chinese-English translation, students will develop their writing and translation skills required in finance-related professions.

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Specialised Translation: Shedding the “Non-literary” Tag

This book deconstructs and challenges the designation “non-literary” of specialized translation. The introduction chapter introduces the approach which is focused on terminology as a key feature of specialized languages, or Language for Special Purposes. Chapter 2 introduces some basic issues concerning specialized translation, including the significance of subject fields, culture in specialized language, the linguistic scope of specialized language and lexical codification. Chapter 3 reevaluates a number of core concepts- terms, text, and translation. Chapter 4 and 5 focus on historical aspects of terminology and translation. The final chapter revisits some of the key issues, including the importance of translation in many aspects of our daily lives.

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