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The New Czech Civil Code – Lessons from Legal Translation – A Case-Study Analysis

Authored by: Marta Chromá

The Ashgate Handbook of Legal Translation

Print publication date:  November  2014
Online publication date:  April  2016

Print ISBN: 9781409469667
eBook ISBN: 9781315612706
Adobe ISBN: 9781317044239

10.4324/9781315612706.ch16

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Abstract

Bilingual translation of legislation has always been, and will continue to be, a challenge for any legal translator regardless of the proximity of the source legal system to the target legal system and the typological distance between the source and target languages. This chapter will introduce a project for translating the new Czech Civil Code into English, focusing on its preparatory stage, namely determining the scope and depth of a jurilinguistic comparative analysis that precedes the translation, selecting a relevant research methodology and providing practical examples of its application.

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