Universitatea „Lucian Blaga” din Sibiu, Facultatea de Litere și Arte; Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu, Faculty of Letters and Arts
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A Cultural Approach To Legal Translation: Contemporary Perspectives And Challenges
The preliminary part of the paper aims to set the context by highlighting the binding and enduring connection between law and culture, particularly by informed understanding of different legal systems accompanied by harmonization of legal terminology endorsed by mutual awareness of cultural diversity. Furthermore, the main section of the presentation will provide a thorough and in-depth analysis of linguistic challenges and cultural barriers in the process of translating legal texts, exemplified by recent misuse of English loan words, which requires a high level of proficiency in the target and source languages in addition to a wise ability to adapt to the socio-cultural context and ultimately render a message that facilitates communication and endorses an accurate conveyance of legal terminology. To conclude, the challenges to legal translation are far beyond the linguistic area, as the field is imbued with different cultural contexts, shaped by socio-political and historical evolution, in addition to the wealth of legal terminology applications.
Keywords: cultural translation, law, legal terminology, multilingualism, plurilingualism
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