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Translating Legal Terms in Context
Legal Reference Services Quarterly
  • Antoinette Sedillo Lopez, University of New Mexico - Main Campus
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
1-1-1999
Abstract

This article reviews a number of Spanish/English legal dictionaries, evaluating the relative merits and features of each. Translating legal terms requires an understanding of both the legal context in which the term is used and the legal context in which the translation is intended. Thus, this review of legal dictionaries concentrates on evaluating the authors'/editors' understanding of how the terms are used in the two legal cultures, as well as in two different languages.

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This article was previously published in Legal Reference Services Quarterly.
Citation Information
Antoinette Sedillo Lopez. "Translating Legal Terms in Context" Legal Reference Services Quarterly Vol. 17 Iss. 4 (1999) p. 105
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/antoinette-sedillolopez/29/