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Facilitating African Language translation in the South African Department of Defence

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dc.contributor.advisor Kruger, Alet en Goussard-Kunz, Irene Maria en 2009-08-25T11:00:25Z 2009-08-25T11:00:25Z 2009-08-25T11:00:25Z 2003-06-30 en
dc.description.abstract This study aimed to determine whether the current African language translation facilitation course (ALTFC) held at the Directorate Language Services (D Lang) is in tune with contemporary trends in translator training, as well as the needs of the South African Department of Defence (DOD) and ALTFC candidates. In order to accomplish these aims, the research methodology was divided into a theoretical component in the form of a literature survey and an empirical component by means of questionnaire research. While the literature survey revealed that with the exception of using corpora of parallel texts, the ALTFC largely follows contemporary trends in translator training, the questionnaire research identified four problem areas, i.e. feedback on practical work, the time factor, the candidates' English proficiency and teacher enthusiasm. Based on the theoretical and empirical findings, four new ALTFC models were developed. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (209 leaves)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Translator training en
dc.subject Language teaching en
dc.subject Translation facilitation en
dc.subject Parallel texts en
dc.subject Translation-oriented text analysis en
dc.subject Functional translation en
dc.subject Skopos theory en
dc.subject Survey research en
dc.subject Process-oriented translator training en
dc.subject Translation competence en
dc.subject.ddc 418.02
dc.subject.lcsh South Africa. South African Defence Force
dc.subject.lcsh African languages -- South Africa -- Translating
dc.title Facilitating African Language translation in the South African Department of Defence en
dc.type Dissertation en
dc.description.department Linguistics en MA (Linguistics) en

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