Italian for translators l

Italian for translators l

Study Cycle: 1

Lectures: 30

Seminars: 0

Tutorials: 75

ECTS credit: 6

Lecturer(s): doc. dr. Grošelj Robert, izr. prof. dr. Mikolič Južnič Tamara, lekt. dr. Umer Kljun Jerneja

The course is divided into three units:
a) Italian Grammar 1
b) Italian Phonetics for translators and interpreters
c)Italian Language and Translation 1

a) Italian Grammar 1:
Students gain familiarity with the rules of grammatical construction and the relationships between the constituents of a sentence. The course focuses on the noun and article as constituents of the nominal phrase. The importance of grammatical structure in translation is highlighted.

b) Italian Phonetics for Translators and interpreters: The students gain familiarity with the fundamentals of Italian phonetics and phonology, the standard pronunciation of Italian, the features of the Italian vowels and consonants, as well as the prosodic features of the Italian language. The focus is on the identification of Slovene translation equivalents and a contrastive approach.

c) Italian Language and Translation 1:
Speaking: pairwork, group discussion. Reading: working with original texts, comprehension exercises. Listening: working with audio texts, comprehension exercise. Writing: exploring the process of writing. The focus is on general and specialised vocabulary building, collocations, idioms etc. Additional emphasis will be put on developing higher-level reading skills and rewriting of different types of source texts.