Translating from a Lingua Franca in the Setting of EU Translation

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This conceptual paper explores English as a lingua franca of the supranational translational EU culture by determining translational specificities of EU institutional-legal texts. Set against a specific linguistic and translational background, the problems of equivalence, terminological (in-)congruence, nature of the source text and institutionalization of translation are discussed in order to draw attention to the particularities of the EU’s translational practice. Using a synoptic-interpretative approach, different ways of understanding EU discourse and translation are suggested in the paper.

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Klaudia Bednárová-Gibová

University of Prešov

Institute of British and American Studies, Faculty of Arts 1, ul. 17 Novembra, Prešov, Slovak Republic, 080 01


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