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DRPS : Course Catalogue : School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures : European Languages and Cultures - French

Undergraduate Course: French-English Translation for Francophone Exchange Students (VS1) (ELCF08008)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Literatures, Languages and Cultures CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 8 (Year 1 Undergraduate) AvailabilityPart-year visiting students only
SCQF Credits10 ECTS Credits5
SummaryThe proposed course is designed to meet the needs of Francophone Exchange students who wish to or who are required by their home institutions to follow a French-English translation course during their year in Edinburgh. The course aims to provide advanced training in translation from French, which will develop knowledge and understanding of the grammar and lexis of the target language, awareness of the translation issues raised by genre and register and competence in the application of a range of translation strategies and approaches.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements The course is restricted to Exchange students from French-speaking Universities whose major subject of study is English and who have completed at least two years of Englsh at University level.
Information for Visiting Students
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Not being delivered
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. a range of advanced translation skills and approaches to translation
  2. facility and fluency in the translation of texts belonging to a range of different registers and genres
  3. high level of awareness of the problems posed by translation between French and English
Reading List
General Vocabulary Books
Christie, Barbara I. and Màiri MacGinn, 5,000 French Words (Glasgow: HarperCollins, 1979)
Duffy, Jean H., Using French Vocabulary (Cambridge University Press, 1999)
Gusdorf, Florent, Words: Médiascopie du vocabulaire anglais (Paris: Editions Marketing, 'Ellipses', 1991)
Gusdorf, Florent, Words: Classes Préparatoires, H.E.C. (Paris: Editions Marketing, 'Ellipses', 1991)
Gusdorf, Florent, Words: Terminales (Paris: Editions Marketing, 'Ellipses', 1991)
Rafroidi, Patrick, Michèle Plaisant and Douglas J. Shott, Manuel de l'Angliciste, II, (Paris: O.C.D.L., 1966)
Rey, J., C. Bousscaren and A. Mounolou, Le Mot et l'Idée (Paris: Ophryys, 1990)
William Rowlinson, 10,000 French Words (Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 1991)
Thomson, Megan, 10,000 French Words (Glasgow: HarperCollins, 1993)
Walter, Elizabeth, (ed.), Cambridge Word Routes: Anglais-Français, Lexique thématique de l'anglais courant (Cambridge University Press, 1994)
Vinay, J.P and J. Darbelnet, Stylistique comparée du français et de l'anglais (Paris: Didier, 1958).

Collins Robert French-English English-French Dictionary (Glasgow: Paris: HarperCollins, 2002)
Le Robert et Collins du Management (Paris: Dictionnaires Le Robert, 1992)
The Oxford-Duden Pictorial French-English Dictionary (Oxford, Clarendon, 1983, revised edition 1996)
The Oxford-Hachette French Dictionary : French-English, English-French, edited by Marie-Hélène Corréard, Valerie Grundy (Oxford University Press, 1998)

Dictionaries of Synonyms, Analogical Dictionaries
Batchelor, R. E. and M. H. Offord, Using French Synonyms (Cambridge University Press, 1993)

'Faux Amis'
Kirk-Greene, NTC's Dictionary of Faux Amis (Lincolnwood, Illinois: National Textbook Company, 1990, first edition 1981)
Thody, Philip and Howard Evans with Gwilym Rees, Faux amis & key words (London: Athlone, 1985)

Adrienne, The gimmick 1 : Spoken American and English (Paris: Flammarion, 1971)
Adrienne, The gimmick 2 : Spoken American and English (Paris: Flammarion,1972)
Adrienne, The gimmick 3 :Spoken American and English (Paris: Flammarion, 1978)
Marks, Georgette A. Charles B., Johnson, Harrap's slang dictionary : English-French/French-English, completely revised and edited by Jane Pratt (London: Harrap, 1984)
Pardon my French! Pocket French Slang Dictionary (Edinburgh: Chambers Harrap, 1998)
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsDELC Franco VS
Course organiserDr Sarah Tribout-Joseph
Tel: (0131 6)50 3205
Course secretaryMrs Elsie Gach
Tel: (0131 6)50 8421
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