A pass for Legal Translation 1.
This course is open only to students registered for the Translation in Theory and Practice specialization.
Legal Translation 2 offers practice in the translation of the legal text types studied in Legal Translation 1. For instance, we will translate some of the relevant documents in a murder trial involving an American national, the documents needed for the purchase and transfer of real property, and a judgment by the European Court of Human Rights.
At home, all students prepare a translation for discussion in tutorial. In tutorial, two students assume the special role of discussion leader; they prepare for their task by adding critical annotations to their translations. The discussion leaders face a critical audience of fellow students, as well as a panel consisting of the tutor and two student-opponents who put to them constructive but critical remarks and questions.
Skill in translating legal texts from English to Dutch and vice versa; the translations should be marketable
Enhancement of students’ knowledge of translation theory, in particular with regard to legal translation
Ability to analyse and solve theoretical and practical translation problems
Further improvement of students’ oral and written proficiency in Dutch and English
The timetable will be available by June 1st on the website.
Mode of instruction
Time spent on attending seminars: 26 hours
Time spent on preparing translations, annotations and presentations (including reading/research): 254 hours
Average mark of two of the twelve translations handed in during the course 30%
Presentation and annotated translation 30%
Translation test (D-E/E-D) 40%
This course is supported by Blackboard.
Caspel, R.D.J. van, & Klijn, C.A.W. (2012). Fockema Andreae’s Juridisch Woordenboek Noordhoff
End, A. van den (2010). Juridisch-Economisch Lexicon. The Legal and Economic Lexicon Gateway or Foster, T. (2013). Dutch Legal Terminology in English. Kluwer
Garner, B.A. (2009). Black’s Law Dictionary West
Students should register through uSis. If you have any questions, please contact the departmental office, tel. 071 5272144 or mail email@example.com.
Registration Studeren à la carte and Contractonderwijs
MA Linguistics departmental office, P.N. van Eyckhof 4, room 102C. Tel. 071 5272144; firstname.lastname@example.org.