Law, Language and Translation: From Concepts to Conflicts by Rosanna MasiolaLaw, Language and Translation: From Concepts to Conflicts by Rosanna Masiola

Law, Language and Translation: From Concepts to Conflicts

byRosanna Masiola, Renato Tomei

Paperback | March 19, 2015

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This book is a survey of how law, language and translation overlap with concepts, crimes and conflicts. It is a transdisciplinary survey exploring the dynamics of colonialism and the globalization of crime. Concepts and conflicts are used here to mean 'conflicting interpretations' engendering real conflicts. Beginning with theoretical issues and hermeneutics in chapter 2, the study moves on to definitions and applications in chapter 3, introducing cattle stealing as a comparative theme and global case study in chapter 4. Cattle stealing is also known in English as 'rustling, duffing, raiding, stock theft, lifting and predatorial larceny.' Crime and punishment are differently perceived depending on cultures and legal systems: 'Captain Starlight' was a legendary 'duffer'; in India 'lifting' a sacred cow is a sacrilegious act. Following the globalization of crime, chapter 5 deals with human rights, ethnic cleansing and genocide. International treaties in translation set the scene for two world wars. Introducing 'unequal treaties' (e.g. Hong Kong), chapter 6 highlights disasters caused by treaties in translation. Cases feature American Indians (the 'trail of broken treaties'), Maoris (Treaty of Waitangi) and East Africa (Treaty of Wuchale). 

Rosanna Masiola is professor of English Language and Translation at the University for Foreigners of Perugia, Italy.  She holds degrees from the Universities of Venice and Trieste, where she also taught.Masiola worked as in-house translator with Generali, Trieste.  She has published twenty books:Questioni Traduttive(1988),Pianeti Proib...
Title:Law, Language and Translation: From Concepts to ConflictsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:94 pagesPublished:March 19, 2015Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3319142704

ISBN - 13:9783319142708

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction.- 2. Theoretical Concepts.- 3. Definitions and Applications.- 4. A Global Crime.- 5. Conflicts and Clashes.- 6. Treaties in Translation.