Translated Versions of National Legislations: Topicality, Challenges, and Solutions (70795)

Session Information: Politics & Public Policy
Session Chair: Anastasia Atabekova

Sunday, 28 May 2023 09:30
Session: Session 1
Room: Room 707
Presentation Type:Oral Presentation

The 21st century faces intensive international collaborations. They develop across diverse domains and countries. Respective practices reveal the need for national legislations’ translation into English as lingua franca of international communication. International scholarship confirms challenges at the stage of both translation process and its products.
The respective issues shape the research contextual framework. The research subject covers the situation in the mentioned framework with relation to the Russian Legislation as translated into English, due to the author’s affiliation and working experience. The research aims to evaluate the quality of English version of domestic legislation sample. The research methodology rests on a qualitative paradigm, integrates theoretical and empirical investigation, uses manual and computer-facilitated error analysis to identify and classify the mistakes. The research materials incorporate English versions of three Russian legal codes. The empirical analysis of errors focuses on their headings and titles as the most standardized items of legislation discourse. The data are also subject to statistical processing and clustering. The research participants integrate 25 professional legal translators and 32 lawyers whose native language is Russian and whose professional competence in Legal English is confirmed by documentary proof. The research findings reveal over 30% of errors in the items under study. The translators identified and classified the mistakes, the lawyers evaluated their harm for legal proceedings; the overall team suggested instruments for solutions in terms of information sources selection, specialists’ bespoke training, digital support, translation project management. The report elaborates on the details.

Anastasia Atabekova, Peoples' Friendship University of Russia-Rudn University, Russia

About the Presenter(s)
Professor Anastasia Atabekova is a University Administration at Peoples' Friendship University of Russia-Rudn University in

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