AJP69022 Stylistics for English-language Translation

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2019
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 5 credit(s). Recommended Type of Completion: zk (examination). Other types of completion: z (credit).
Teacher(s)
doc. PhDr. Naděžda Kudrnáčová, CSc. (lecturer)
Mgr. Renata Kamenická, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. PhDr. Naděžda Kudrnáčová, CSc.
Department of English and American Studies - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Tomáš Hanzálek
Supplier department: Department of English and American Studies - Faculty of Arts
Timetable
Tue 16:00–17:40 T218
Prerequisites
None.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.

The capacity limit for the course is 15 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 4/15, only registered: 0/15
Fields of study the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
- Improving students' practical stylistic skills in Czech (for translating from English into Czech).
- Developing a contrastive awareness of stylistic preferences of English and Czech (in general and also with respect to genre) and an ability to apply this in stylizing a natural-flowing Czech text.
- Training students' attention to copyediting, stylistic editing, structural editing and content editing.
- Training students' practical skills in revising their own translation.
- Training students' practical skills in editing Czech texts by others.
Learning outcomes
- Improved practical stylistic skills in Czech (for translating from English into Czech).
- A contrastive awareness of stylistic preferences of English and Czech (in general and also with respect to genre) and an ability to apply this in stylizing a natural-flowing Czech text.
- Practical skills in copyediting, stylistic editing, structural editing and content editing.
- Practical skills and efficiency in revising one's own translation.
- Practical skills and efficiency in editing Czech texts by other authors/translators.
Syllabus
  • (1)Types of editing, single edits, combined edits. How to achieve efficiency in revising and editing.
  • (2) Editing a vocative text. Functional criteria.
  • (3) Editing an informative text. Functional criteria.
  • (4) Editing an argumentative text.
  • (5) Editing news and journalistic writing. Avoiding clichés.
  • (6) Nominal tendencies in English vs. verbal tendencies in Czech - a semantic perspective.
  • (7) Editing interference from translation from English.
  • (8) Content and structural editing - practical exercise.
  • (9) Editing a culturally loaded translation.
  • (10) Working with a stylistically accomplished academic text.
  • (11) Editing syntax - tips and tricks.
  • (12) Stylistic drills; avoiding making frequent mistakes.
Literature
    recommended literature
  • JUST, Vladimír. Velký slovník floskulí. Illustrated by Vladimír Renčín. Vyd. 1. Voznice: Leda, 2009. 352 s. ISBN 9788073351854. info
    not specified
  • KRČMOVÁ, Marie. Hoffmannová Jana aj., Stylistika mluvené a psané češtiny, Pra: Academia , 2016. Stylistyka, Polish Academy of Sciences, Committee of Linguistics, 2017, vol. 26, p. 359-367. info
  • ČECHOVÁ, Marie, Jan CHLOUPEK, Marie KRČMOVÁ and Eva MINÁŘOVÁ. Současná česká stylistika. Vydání první. 342 stran. ISBN 8086642003. info
  • MOSSOP, Brian. Revising and editing for translators. 2nd edition. Kinderhook (NY), USA: St. Jerome Publishing, 2007. 213 stran. ISBN 9781900650960. info
  • JELÍNEK, Milan and Marie KRČMOVÁ. Stylistika. In Petr Karlík, Marek Nekula, Jana Pleskalová. Nový encyklopedický slovník češtiny. Praha: Nakladatelství Lidové noviny, 2016. p. 1776-1778. ISBN 978-80-7422-480-5. info
  • KŘÍSTEK, Michal. Současná česká stylistika - přehled základních pojmů (Present-day Czech stylistics). Rusinová, E. (red.). Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 2000. 6 pp. ISBN 80-210-2397-X. info
  • BEČKA, Josef Václav. Česká stylistika. 1. vyd. Praha: Academia, 1992. 467 s. ISBN 8020000208. info
Teaching methods
Home assignment - restylization of a text. Fine-tuning a restylized text. Function-oriented analysis and class discussion. Stylistic drill.
Assessment methods
- Summary assessment of work submitted during the semestr.
- Involvement in class discussions (activity, relevance, accuracy).
- Final in-class written exam (stylistic analysis of a text; restylization; identification of stylistic mistakes).
Language of instruction
English
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.

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