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Between specialised texts and institutional contexts - competence and choice in legal translation

ContributorsDullion, Valérieorcid
Publication date2017

Introduction to a special issue with a selection of papers presented at the first Transius conference, held in June 2015 at the University of Geneva. Whereas legal translation was, for a long time, viewed mainly as a way to enable communication between neatly delimited legal orders, the focus of attention has moved to the production of multilingual law in a legal world characterised by multiple interrelated levels. In this context, legal communication – which has to meet the needs of experts and respect the rights of citizens – is the result of complex interlingual processes involving, but not limited to, translation. Legal translation is approached here as a specialised activity requiring expertise and involving choice in various highly specific institutional contexts.

  • Legal translation
  • Specialised translation
  • Institutional translation
  • Translation competence
  • Translation choice
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DULLION, Valérie. Between specialised texts and institutional contexts - competence and choice in legal translation. In: Translation and translanguaging in multilingual contexts, 2017, vol. 3, n° 1, p. 1–4. doi: 10.1075/ttmc.3.1.01dul
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