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The official name of the this course is “Phraseology and Translation: An Introduction to Text Comparison using Systemic Functional Grammar”
In this course you will be asked to compare a translated text of your choice (i.e. a text in English and its equivalent French - I suggest a short text of around 300 words long). You will provide a detailed analysis of both the English and the French texts, using the system set out in this booklet (i.e. Systemic Functional Grammar or SFG). You will then provide a commentary on some of the main features of the translation (features of semantics, syntax or other linguistic characteristics that may be of significance: I suggest you analyse five different features). I recommend that you choose a text from the same field (and the same text type) as the one you are working on for your translation project. Before you submit your work, you should get my approval for the text you are going to analyse.
The course booklet is in English:
Topic 1 Levels of linguistic analysis
Topic 2 Semantic Roles
Topic 3 Clause Structures
Topic 4 Syntactic Functions
Topic 5 Group Structure