Proceedings of the 2018 2nd International Conference on Management, Education and Social Science (ICMESS 2018)

Teaching Translation and Interpreting through Fiction

Authors
Dongmei Ma
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Dongmei Ma
Available Online June 2018.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icmess-18.2018.131How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Internalization; Translation theory; Translator and interpreter training; Fiction
Abstract
This paper aims to put forward a new and interesting method to teach translation theories for future translators and interpreters. Since the study of translation theory is necessary for translator and even interpreter training, the internalization of translation theory is a crucial step and can be served as a basis for students to develop their own unified theory. The research in this paper advocates develop a teaching methodology to help students internalize the theory they learn in class. The research uses empirical approach to suggest that teaching translation theory through fiction is an effective way for instructors’ teaching and students’ internalization of translation theory because the narratives and plots in fiction can offer students unique opportunities for reflection. These reflections can be more insightful than those associated with what specialists tend to classify as “real theory”.
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Proceedings
2018 2nd International Conference on Management, Education and Social Science (ICMESS 2018)
Part of series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
June 2018
ISBN
978-94-6252-520-7
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icmess-18.2018.131How to use a DOI?
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

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