A last-minute stop-press announcement… This Friday, 27 June 2014, from 11 am to 5 pm, the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies in London, England, is holding a symposium entitled Law and Language: Legislative Drafting and Translation.
The draft programme is as follows:
1st Theme: Multilingual Legal Systems
Challenges and benefits for legal systems which operate in more than one language
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (each speaker: 20-minute talk +10 minutes for questions)
Chair: Hayley Rogers, Office of Parliamentary Counsel
Professor Thomas Glyn Watkin , University of Cardiff Bilingual Legislation: Ambiguity, Awareness and Attitudes
Andrè Michelle Labelle, International Court of Justice What ever happened to legislative translation in Canada?
1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Lunch
2nd Theme: Translation and EU Texts
The EU institutions function in 24 languages but to some extent English serves as a lingua franca. Is EU English a separate variety of English?
2:00 – 3:30 p.m. (each speaker: 20-minute talk +10 minutes for questions)
Chair: Jonathan Teasdale, Sir William Dale Fellow, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies
William Robinson Associate Research Fellow, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies The lingua franca of the EU
Ingemar Strandvik, European Commission Translation Directorate-General Translation quality at the European Commission
Manuela Guggeis, Legal Service of the Council of the European Union Legal linguistic quality of EU legislation
3rd Theme: Legal Translation and Language
Linguistic and textual features of special-purpose texts and their function in specialized translation
3:45 – 4:45 p.m. (each speaker: 20-minute talk +10 minutes for questions)
Chair: Jules Winterton, Director of the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies
Professor Maurizio Gotti, University of Bergamo Linguistic features of legal texts: translation issues
Professor Silvia Ferreri, University of Turin (Topic: To be confirmed)
4:45 – 5:00 p.m.
Speakers: Helen Xanthaki, Academic Director- Sir William Dale Centre
Giulia Adriana Pennisi, University of Palermo
For further details and registration, please click here.