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Title: Legal Translation in Context
Subtitle: Professional Issues and Prospects
Edited By: Anabel Borja Albi
Fernando Prieto Ramos
Series Title: New Trends in Translation Studies - Volume 4

What does it take to be a legal translator? What is expected of legal translation professionals in the public and private sectors? Following recent developments in the field, there is a need to take stock of professional settings, skills and related training needs. This volume offers a systematic overview of the diverse professional profiles within legal translation and the wide range of communicative situations in which legal translators play their roles as mediators. Contexts of professional practice have been classified into three main categories, which give shape to the three parts of the book: (1) legal translation in the private sector; (2) legal translation for national public institutions; and (3) legal translation at international organizations. Practical concerns within each of these settings are analysed by experts of diverse backgrounds, including several heads of institutional translation teams. Commonalities and differences between contexts are identified as a means of gaining a comprehensive understanding of this multifaceted and dynamically changing profession.

Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: Peter Lang AG
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Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9783034302845
Pages: 325
Prices: U.S. $ 81.95
U.K. £ 50.00
Europe EURO 62.50