Using the example of a specialist newspaper text, I will introduce some of the central concepts and approaches of translation theory. I will highlight two aspects of functional approaches to translation that are particularly important to the practice of specialist translation:
I will then take you through the various steps needed to prepare the translation of the text under discussion (i.e. the translation process).
Of equal importance to the practice of translation are research skills and aids to specialist translation. These will be discussed in the next session.