Special journal issue on EU Legal Culture and Translation (open access)

A special issue of the International Journal of Language & Law (JLL) has just been published (volume 7, 2018), on the subject of EU legal culture and translation, guest edited by Vilelmini Sosoni and Lucja Biel.

JLL is an open-access, double-blind, peer-reviewed e-journal which offers a forum for research on the interdependence of language and law in all of its facets, from theoretical approaches to practical problems. The journal is entirely free of charge to authors and readers, and publishes content under a CC-BY license.

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Conference – Eurolanguage in Private International Law, Tarragona, Spain

A conference entitled “Eurolanguage in Private International Law. Legislating, translating and applying“/ “Eurolenguaje en Derecho internacional privado. Legislar, traducir y aplicar” will be held on 14 June 2018 at the Faculty of Law, Universitat Rovira i Virgili in Tarragona, Spain. Continue reading

Conference – The Price of Translation, Turku, Finland

The University of Turku, Finland is hosting the XVI Kätu Symposium on Translation and Interpreting Studies, on the theme of The Price of Translation, from 13-14 April 2018.

The conference will examine questions such as: How much are translators and interpreters paid today and who pays them? What did translation cost a thousand, a hundred or fifty years ago? Can a price be defined in other ways than money? How is the constant state of flux of the translation industry reflected in the well-being of translators? How does tendering affect the quality of translation and interpreting? In which circumstances do the negative aspects of translation outweigh the benefits? Can translation research have any negative effects?

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English translation of the Italian Code of Criminal Procedure (2nd edition)

Following the success of the first edition, the English translation of the Italian Code of Criminal Procedure has been updated and revised and enriched with a preface by the Italian Minister for Justice.

Although the main purpose of the second edition was to translate both the amended and the new legal provisions that had been added to the Codice, the existing translation was also revised in light of the legislative and linguistic innovations introduced in the European normative framework and the precious feedback received by legal translators who used the first edition.

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Annual report on EU translation

The Translation Centre for the Bodies of the European Union recently published its “Highlights of the Year” for 2016.

The 40-page report includes key figures about activities – translation, revision, editing, subtitling, and term lists – as well as information about the Centre’s clients, inter-institutional cooperation, external outreach and communication.  Continue reading

Simplification de contrats: que faire avec les définitions?

I am delighted to introduce Stéphanie Roy, a language advisor that I was lucky enough to see presenting live about a month ago (thoroughly recommended). Stéphanie is a lawyer (Avocate de l’année – Leader de demain du Jeune Barreau de Montréal no less!) and the co-founder of En Clair, a Quebec consultancy which works with companies, banks, organizations and law firms on making documents clearer and more effective.

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