Fall Roundtable - Charles Laughlin, 09/10

Event Date: 
09/10/2015 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Nau 342

Chinese-English Literary Translation and Advanced Language Acquisition: Reports from the Bilinguial Classroom

Charles Laughlin, Chinese, DEALLC

or so has neglected translation skills, perhaps because translation is associated with old-fashioned pedagogies. But translation is an important skill that should be part of a modern language program's objectives. This talk presents the methods used and challenges of a literary translation course taught at the fifth year level but open to native Chinese speakers, including its potential as a data-gathering tool for translation and linguistic studies.Chinese language pedagogy of the past generation