Teaching Translation and Interpreting through Fiction
- 10.2991/icmess-18.2018.131How to use a DOI?
- Internalization; Translation theory; Translator and interpreter training; Fiction
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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TY - CONF AU - Dongmei Ma PY - 2018/06 DA - 2018/06 TI - Teaching Translation and Interpreting through Fiction BT - Proceedings of the 2018 2nd International Conference on Management, Education and Social Science (ICMESS 2018) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 594 EP - 597 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/icmess-18.2018.131 DO - 10.2991/icmess-18.2018.131 ID - Ma2018/06 ER -