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cafegirl

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Greek to English translation courses
« on: 28 Sep, 2012, 15:56:26 »
As a native English speaker (fluent in Greek), I am interested in taking a course/seminar in Greek to English translation only, focusing on literary translation. There are only a few such courses offered in Athens and I was wondering if anyone has taken any of these courses, has any advice for me, or can point me in the right direction...

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Re: Greek to English translation courses
« Reply #1 on: 28 Sep, 2012, 16:04:08 »
I have no experience personally, but it would make sense to go for a tutor who is a native speaker of the English language. To my knowledge Thalia Bisticas is one of them and she is fully bilingual.

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Re: Greek to English translation courses
« Reply #2 on: 28 Sep, 2012, 16:15:15 »
I found her info and will make contact.......  I agree about having a tutor/native speaker but I wasn't sure how to go about finding one. This forum/website is so helpful. Thanks again!


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Re: Greek to English translation courses
« Reply #3 on: 28 Sep, 2012, 16:18:13 »
No worries. As far as I know she specializes in literary translation. Another one would be David Connolly but I don't know whether he teaches translation nowadays.

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Re: Greek to English translation courses
« Reply #4 on: 28 Sep, 2012, 16:24:02 »
Νομίζω ότι συνεχίζει (βλ. βιογραφικό στο http://www.enl.auth.gr/staff/connolly/index.html).

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Re: Greek to English translation courses
« Reply #5 on: 28 Sep, 2012, 16:27:04 »
Yes, I see he is a prof in Thessaloniki... from what I read about him, seems like he is  one of the gurus of Gr-Eng literary translation... Does he ever give seminars or speak at events in Athens?


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Re: Greek to English translation courses
« Reply #6 on: 28 Sep, 2012, 16:28:17 »
Apparently, you'd have to contact him directly.