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City University of Hong Kong Information on a Course offered by Department of Linguistics and Translation with effect from Semester B in 2014 / 2015

Part I Course Title: Course Code:

Specialized Translation in Commerce and Finance LT4361

Course Duration:

One Semester

No. of Credit Units: Level:

3

B4

Medium of Instruction:

English / Chinese (Cantonese)

Medium of Assessment:

English / Chinese

Prerequisites: (Course Code and Title) Commercial Translation

CTL3347 Commercial Translation, LT3347

Precursors: (Course Code and Title) Equivalent Courses: (Course Code and Title) Commerce and Finance Exclusive Courses: (Course Code and Title)

NIL CTL4361 Specialized Translation in

NIL

Part II 1.

Course Aims: Based on the foundation laid in the prerequisite course LT3347 Commercial Translation, this module further enable students to explore the skills and knowledge in translating business documents, with special emphasis on the translation of financial documents.

2.

Course Intended Learning Outcomes (CILOs) Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:

No. CILOs 1.

LT4361

Identify and critically evaluate the requirements of translation in the commercial world. 1

Weighting (if applicable) 10%

2. 3.

4.

3.

Outline the financial and legal environments of Hong Kong. Discover and learn about the principles and techniques of translating documents used in the commercial world, with special reference to the translation of financial, legal and paralegal texts. Identify, evaluate and formulate a workable translation of various types of financial documents.

10% 30%

50%

Teaching and learning Activities (TLAs) (designed to facilitate students’ achievement of the CILOs)

Final details will be provided to students in their first week of attendance in this course. CILO No.

TLAs

1,2,3,4

Lectures Basic techniques and concepts of the translation of commercial and financial texts are introduced in lectures with authentic examples as illustration. Tutorial Translation tasks are planned for students to finish in a given period of time to train students’ efficiency in translation. eLearning Students are encouraged to make use of the web (e.g. Canvas) for research and exchange of views.

3,4

1,2,3,4

4.

Hours/week (if applicable)

Assessment Tasks/Activities (designed to assess how well the students achieve the CILOs)

Final details will be provided to students in their first week of attendance in this course. CILO No.

3,4

1, 2,3,4

3, 4

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Type of assessment activities

Weighting (if applicable) Timed exercises: students will work on 20% translation tasks in class within a limited time to simulate the authentic situation in the commercial world. Group Project: students will form a 30% group to conduct an in-depth study of a particular topic of commercial or financial translation, and write a commentary of about 1,500 words. Examination: a 2-hour formal 50% examination will be set to assess students’ understanding of the topics covered and their application of skilles learned.

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Remarks

5. Grading of Student Achievement: Refer to Grading of Courses in the Academic Regulations. Grading pattern: Standard (A+, A, A-...F). Grading is based on student performance in assessment tasks/activities. Final details will be provided to students in their first week of attendance in this course. Excellent Good A+ A AB+ B B1. Excellent 1. Good command of command of the the requirements requirements of of translation in translation in the the commercial commercial world, world, and of and of knowledge knowledge in the in the financial and financial and legal legal environments environments of Hong Kong. of Hong Kong. 2. Excellent 2. Good understanding of understanding various genres of various genres of commercial and commercial and financial works. financial works. 3. Excellent linguistic 3. Good linguistic competence and competence and translation translation dexterity to present dexterity to the translation present the work effectively. translation work effectively.

Adequate C+ C C1. Adequate command of the requirements of translation in the commercial world, and of knowledge in the financial and legal environments of Hong Kong. 2. A certain degree of understanding of various genres of commercial and financial works. 3. Fair linguistic competence and translation dexterity to present the translation work effectively.

Marginal D 1. Marginal command of the requirements of translation in the commercial world, and of knowledge in the financial and legal environments of Hong Kong. 2. Marginal command of various genres of commercial and financial works. 3. Marginal linguistic competence and translation dexterity to present the translation work effectively.

Part III Keyword Syllabus: Professionalism; quality control; after-sale services; efficiency and cost-effectiveness; commercial contracts; western-styled contracts; Chinese joint venture contracts; circulars, announcements; very substantial acquisitions; discloseable transactions; major transactions; connected transactions; memorandum and articles of association; documents in the property market; financial news from stock market, foreign exchange market, gold market, futures market; derivatives; merger and acquisition; disposals; IPO; placing of shares; right issues; backdoor listing; spin-offs. Recommended Reading: Text(s): Chan Sin-wai Ed. (2001) Translation in Hong Kong: Past, Present and Future. Hong Kong: Chinese University Press. LT4361

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Sofer, Morry. (1999) The Translator's Handbook. 3rd edition. Rockville, Md : Schreiber Pub. 方夢之編 (2003) 。 《實用文本漢譯英》,青島:青島出版社。 孫萬彪 (2003) 。《英漢法律翻譯教程》,上海:上海外語教育出版社。 許建忠 (2003) 。《工商企業翻譯實務》,香港:香港中文大學。 褚東偉 (2003) 。《商業翻譯導論》,武漢:湖北教育出版社。 周兆祥、范志偉 (2003) 。《財經翻譯精要》。香港:商務印書館。 An English-Chinese Glossary of Terms Commonly Used in Government Departments: Finance. http://www.csb.gov.hk/hkgcsb/glossary/glossary_en.php Hong Kong Monetary Authority: Guide to Hong Kong Monetary and Banking Terms. http://www.hkma.gov.hk/gdbook/eng/main/index_e.shtml A Glossary of Securities and Financial Terms (by the Hong Kong Stock Exchange) http://www.hkex.com.hk/eng/global/glossary.htm Securities and Futures Commission: An English-Chinese Glossary of Securities, Futures and Financial Terms. http://www.sfc.hk/web/EN/published-resources/glossary/ Glossary of Investment Terms (by Morgan Stanley) http://www.morganstanleyfa.com/public/projectfiles/94cd07f2-e1a5-43df-a6ae207691e9d697.pdf Alternative Investments Glossary (by Morgan Stanley Wealth Management) http://www.morganstanley.com/wealth/investmentsolutions/altinvestmentsgloss ary.html Investopedia Financial Dictionary. http://www.investopedia.com/dictionary/

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