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"Legalese": How to translate law report into clear and simple Swedish
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Language and Literature.
2011 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This paper deals with the translation of English law reports from The Times online. The analysis focuses on the translation of culture-specific phenomena, overly long sentences, double negations and passive constructions.

When dealing with the culture-specific phenomena, the translation strategy put forth by Vinay & Darbelnet was applied, mainly borrowing and adaptation. Explanations were also frequently used, either positioned in the text or in a footnote.

When dealing with the overly long sentences, double negations and passive constructions, the directions in Att översätta EU-rättsakter (www) were very valuable, as well as parallel texts.

In recent years there has been a change toward using a legal language which is simpler, clearer and easier to understand. The translations in this paper are done with this ambition in mind.

Keywords: translation,

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2011. , 30 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-15555OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-15555DiVA: diva2:454850
2011-05-10, 14:12 (English)
Humanities, Theology
Available from: 2011-12-16 Created: 2011-11-08 Last updated: 2011-12-16Bibliographically approved

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