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Comparative Law - Engaging Translation.

Author: Simone Glanert
Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2014.
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In an era marked by processes of economic, political and legal integration that are arguably unprecedented in their range and impact, the translation of law has assumed a significance which it would be hard to overstate. The following situations are typical. A French law school is teaching French law in the English language to foreign exchange students. Some US legal scholars are exploring the possibility of  Read more...
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Glanert, Simone.
Comparative Law - Engaging Translation.
Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, ©2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Simone Glanert
ISBN: 9781135047474 1135047472
OCLC Number: 882771168
Description: 1 online resource (236 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Notes on Contributors; Acknowledgements; 1 Translation matters; PART I Addressing translatability; 2 Translation as ethics; 3 Who's in control? Translation, cost and the origins of speciation; 4 Legal translation and the problem of heteroglossia; 5 Catching the spirit of the law: from translation to co-drafting; PART II The specificity of comparative law; 6 Legal comparison and the (im)possibility of legal translation; 7 Translation and the 'contamination' of comparative legal research. 8 Translating civil law 'objectivity' with an adversarial brain: an ethnographic perspective9 The powerless translator: an argument based on legal culturemes; PART III Translation beyond translation; 10 Translating religious principles into German law: boundaries and contradictions; 11 Of friendless and stained men: grafting medieval sanctions onto modern democratic law; 12 Abuse of tax law as a language of morality in modern times: a comparative analysis of France, Canada and Ireland; 13 Withholding translation; Index.

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In an era marked by processes of economic, political and legal integration that are arguably unprecedented in their range and impact, the translation of law has assumed a significance which it would be hard to overstate. The following situations are typical. A French law school is teaching French law in the English language to foreign exchange students. Some US legal scholars are exploring the possibility of developing a generic or transnational constitutional law. German judges are referring to foreign law in a criminal case involving an honour killing committed in Germany with a view to a.

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