Sociolinguistics, Translation and Cultural Mediation

Course Information
TitleΚοινωνιογλωσσολογία, μετάφραση και πολιτισμική μεσολάβηση / Sociolinguistics, Translation and Cultural Mediation
Title in FrenchSociolinguistique, traduction and mediation culturelle
SchoolFrench Language and Literature
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
Course ID280006453

Class Information
Academic Year2020 – 2021
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours39
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction)
  • French (Instruction, Examination)
General Prerequisites
Students should have previously succeeded to all the compulsory courses designated by the School for choosing the translation direction
Learning Outcomes
Students could: - distinguish the results of language contact - appreciate the relation between translation and register of language - translate into Greek simple texts in franglais and verlan
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
Course Content (Syllabus)
The aim of the course is to approach the sociolinguistic aspects of translation including a brief introduction to the course of Sociolinguistics, its relation with Linguistics, the branches of Sociolinguistics, and its contribution to the study of the language. The course is also focused in language contact (bilingualism, multilingualism, diglossia, dialects, accents, créoles, idiolects, sociolects, technolects), translation and cultural mediation. Moreover, the students will study sociolinguistic phenomena such as the translation of register, how translation and cultural mediation are connected with code switching, and the course from language deviation (dialect, accent, créoles, regional languages, youth language, jargon, slang, franglais, verlan) to norm, and also the translation of such deviation into Modern Greek.
Sociolinguistics, translation, language variation
Educational Material Types
  • Slide presentations
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Course Organization
Laboratory Work261.0
Reading Assigment80.3
Written assigments783.1
Student Assessment
The course includes continuous evaluation and written exams or deposit of a written research in the end of the semester.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Rey, A. & Disiz la Peste (2007). Lexik des cités. Paris: Fleuve Noir Κουρδής, Ε. (2007). Θεσσαλικό Ιδίωμα. Από τα κοινωνικά σημεία στη γλωσσική ιδεολογία. Βόλος: Πανεπιστημιακές Εκδόσεις Θεσσαλίας
Additional bibliography for study
Αναστασιάδη-Συμεωνίδη, Άννα (1994). Νεολογικός δανεισμός της Νεοελληνικής. Άμεσα δάνεια από τη γαλλική και την αγγλοαμερικανική. Μορφοφωνολογική ανάλυση, Θεσσαλονίκη. Berezowski, Leszek (1997). Dialect in Translation, Wrocław: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Wrocławskiego. Cronin, Michael (2007). Μετάφραση και Παγκοσμιοποίηση. Πρόλογος, Μετάφραση και Σχολιασμός Π. Κελάνδριας. Αθήνα: Δίαυλος. Courriol-Seita, Florence (2020). Les dialectes ou la pensée de l’écart en traduction. L’exemple italien. In M. Lederer & M. Stratford, (dir.), Culture et Traduction. Au-delà des mots (Collection: Translatio, n° 5). Paris: Garnier, 141-153. Gile, Daniel, Hansen Gyde & Nike K. Pokorn (2010). Why Translation Studies Matters. Benjamins Translation Library 88. John Benjamins. Klaudy, Kinga (2007). Sociolinguistics of translation. Studia Slavica 52 (1-2): 229-234. Kourdis, E. (2010). Les variétés régionales du français et leur traduction dans un cours de FLE: Une approche sémiotique. In: O. Bertrand & I. Schaffner (dir.), Quel francais enseigner? La question de la norme dans l’enseignement/apprentissage, Paris: Les Editions de l’Ecole Polytechnique, 243-254. Kourdis, E. (2014). Traduire l’écart langagier. La traduction du verlan français en grec. Argotica 1 (3): 27-44. URL: Κourdis, E. (2018). La traduction intersémiotique dans les dictionnaires du français argotique. TTR 31 (1): 127-148. URL: Kourdis, Evangelos (2019). La traduction intersémiotique dans les dictionnaires du français argotique. TTR (Traduction, Terminologie, Redation) 31 (1): 127-148. Ladmiral, Jean-René (1982). Traduction et sociolinguistique. Meta 27 (2): 196–206. URL: Metzger, M. & E. Fleetwood (2007). Translation, Sociolinguistic, and Consumer Issues in Interpreting (Studies in Interpretation Series, Vol. 3. Gallaudet University Press. Peeters, Jean (1999). La médiation de l’étranger une sociolinguistique de la traduction. Arras: Artois Presses Universitaires. Pergnier, Maurice (1980). Les fondements sociolinguistiques de la traduction. Paris: Honoré Champion. Sánchez, María T. (2007). Translation and sociolinguistics: Can language translate society?. Babel 53 (2): 123-131. Schnyder, Peter (2013). Comment traduire les éléments hétérogènes dans les textes littéraires ? Le problème des dialectes suisses. Synergies Pologne 10: 175-185. URL: Vitali, Ilaria (2018). Traduire la banlieue : problématiques, enjeux, perspectives. TTR (Traduction, terminologie, redaction) 31 (1). URL:
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