LEGAL TERMINOLOGY WITHIN THE PARADIGM OF SOME ASPECTS RELATED TO MODERN TRANSLATION STUDIES
- 1 August 2022
- journal article
- Published by South Ukrainian National Pedagogical University named after K. D. Ushynsky
- Vol. 2022 (35), 115-127
The article has a review character and is dedicated to modern research in the field of legal translation. The main tasks of the translator and the problems that arise during the translation of jurisprudence are considered. The analysis of the material suggests that legal translations are mainly performed by professionals who have obtained a legal education. Texts in the source and target languages are treated in completely different legal systems, which substantiates the use of different wording for each language. It has been determined that, at the same time, these references must be clear to both parties and have the same meaning. The authors accentuate the necessity for translator to possess the knowledge of the laws of their country as well as the ones of the country in which the source language is used. All these factors together determine the specifics of legal translation and indicate that the legal field requires special accuracy and deep knowledge from translators; the legal field is one of the most difficult one for them. During the analysis, we determined that the most common problems faced by legal translation specialists are as follows: the lack of deep knowledge in the researched field, differences in the legal systems and linguistic traditions of countries, and an insufficient number of widespread stable word combinations alongside their corresponding target word combinations.