Publication details [#5013]

Dimitriu, Ileana. 2001. Academic restructuring and modularity in the humanities: the role and meaning of translation training in the South African context. In Lewandowska-Tomaszczyk, Barbara and Marcel Thelen, eds. Translation and meaning 5. Maastricht: Universitaire Pers. pp. 207–216.
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This paper takes into account the complex social framework and the educational challenges of South Africa today. The paper argues for the integration of vocationally-oriented courses into mainstream academic commitments. With interdisciplinarity coming increasingly to replace old disciplinary boundaries, it is now possible for Translation Studies in South Africa to become more wide-spread and accessible to students. The author argues for a modular approach to translation training, which – using opportunities made possible through institutionalized academic restructuring – gives students the flexibility to package translation courses in their degree.
Source : Based on abstract in book