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dc.contributor.authorCao, Deborahen_US
dc.contributor.editorRene Haeserynen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-24T09:59:39Z
dc.date.available2017-04-24T09:59:39Z
dc.date.issued2002en_US
dc.date.modified2009-11-05T06:05:29Z
dc.identifier.issn05219744en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1075/babel.48.4.03caoen_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/25259
dc.description.abstractThis paper investigates one aspect of legal translation between English and Chinese, the lexical equivalence and non-equivalence that often present special challenges to Chinese/English translators. It identifies three lexical features and discusses the meanings, equivalents and translation strategies associated with them. The paper suggests the essential requirements for translational competence of a legal translator and argues that, in legal translation, it is essential to consider the contextual factors and pragmatic effects of legal usage in both the SL and TL and to strive to achieve the optimal communicative results given the relative nature of equivalence and the difficulties in cross-cultural and cross-jurisdictional communication. This may also have implications for the training of legal translators in basic knowledge of the relevant legal systems and legal languages, apart from the general translation skills required.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherJohn Benjaminsen_US
dc.publisher.placeAmsterdamen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/jbp/bab;jsessionid=253inm3nc4673.aliceen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom330en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto341en_US
dc.relation.ispartofedition2002en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue4en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalBabel: an international journal of translationen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume48en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode420112en_US
dc.titleFinding the Elusive Equivalents in Chinese/English Legal Translationen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyArts, Education & Law Group, School of Languages and Linguisticsen_US
gro.date.issued2002
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text


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