Special areas of translation: Legal translation

Special areas of translation: Legal translation

Lectures: 30

Seminars: 0

Tutorials: 0

ECTS credit: 3

Lecturer(s): doc. dr. Paolucci Sandro

Content

The focus will be on:
a) different approaches to translating legal texts
- typical features of legal language
- differences in legal systems
- equivalence in translating legal texts
- different types of legal texts (normative, explanatory, argumentative, informative)
- the importance of function of legal translations
- different strategies in legal translation
b) basic notions of legal science
Comparative law and legal translation; introduction to legal science: definition of basic terms (e.g. law, the state, legal rule, legal sources, legal acts, legal relation, branches of law/different types of law, legal systems etc.); the main characteristics of the constitution of the Republic of Slovenia; system of government and the organization of the state of the Republic of Slovenia; main characteristics of selected foreign legal systems.