German PhD Reading Exam

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Exam Schedules: IR - PhD: French - German - Italian - Spanish - Latin

2014-2015 Schedule

EXAMINATIONS WILL BE GIVEN ON THE FOLLOWING DATES

Autumn

Thursday, October 9, 2014

2:15pm - 3:15pm

Building 260, Room 252

Winter

Thursday, January 22, 2015

2:15pm - 3:15pm

Building 260, Room 252

Spring

Thursday, April 16, 2015

2:15pm - 3:15pm

Building 260, Room 252


The examination will test the candidate’s ability to translate accurately a passage of German prose into English; the passage will be selected from current scholarly journals or books.

A non-technical dictionary will be allowed during the examination.

A few hints on translation:

Remember that each German sentence must make good sense. Never produce an unintelligible English translation.

Change the word order of the original German only if this original word order sounds clumsy or artificial in English.

A good translation should not look or sound like a translation. The English of the translation should correspond to English which would have been used if the thought had first been expressed in English instead of German.

If you are planning to take the exam, please contact the examiner, Dr. William E. Petig, at 3-0417 or at petig at stanford dot edu. His office is in Building 260, Room 248.

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