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FREN2029

French/Chinese – Words and syntax

FREN2029

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French/Chinese – Words and syntax

First semester

6 credits

Assessment:

100% coursework

Prerequisites:

nil

Co-requisites:

FREN2001 or FREN2002

Hours per week:

2 hrs/week

Contact hours:

24 hours

Total learning hours:

120 hours

This course is intended to students of French at intermediate level who wish to improve their command of the language through the process of transferring meaning across languages. A number of issues arising from the translation of French materials into Chinese and, to a lesser extent, from Chinese into French, will be examined. The main focus will be on indispensable vocabulary and essential phrase structures. By way of class discussions and exercises, the participants will be encouraged to compare French and Chinese in the key areas of grammar, syntax and lexicon. Practical solutions will be proposed to address common errors and misconceptions caused by interferences with Chinese in the process of translation.

Objectives

Not available

Learning outcomes

Not available