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Prof Kobus Marais
Position
Professor
Department
Linguistics and Language Practice
Address
23 205
Linguistics and Language Practice
IB 27
Telephone
051 4012798
Office
Stef Coetzee Building 205
Information

Short CV

Kobus Marais is professor of translation studies in the Department of Linguistics and Language practice of University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa. He published two monographs, namely Translation theory and development studies: A complexity theory approach (2014) and A (bio)semiotic theory of translation: The emergence of social-cultural reality (2018). He also published two edited volumes, one with Ilse Feinauer, Translation studies beyond the postcolony (2017), and one with Reine Meylaerts, Complexity thinking in translation studies: Methodological considerations (2018). His research interests are translation theory, complexity thinking, semiotics/biosemiotics and development studies.

Publications (Short List)

  1. Monographs

    2019    A (bio)semiotic theory of translation: The emergence of social-cultural reality. New York: Routledge.

    2014    Translation theory and development studies: A complexity theory approach. New York: Routledge. (Reprint in paperback edition: 2016).

    1998    Representation in Old Testament narrative texts. Leiden: E. J. Brill.

  2. Edited volumes

2019    Complexity thinking in translation studies: Methodological considerations. New York: Routledge (with R. Meylaerts as co-editor)

2017    Translation studies beyond the postcolony. Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Press. (with I. Feinauer as co-editor)

 

Research

Courses Presented

HLAP3738 - Non-professional interpreting and translation

HLIN3738 - Semantics, pragmatics and semiotics

LAPT6808 - Approaches to translation theory and practice

LAPE6808 - Professional editing

LAPR6800 - Research methodology

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