Translation research featured in national journal

National research led by London Metropolitan University academics has been featured in a special edition of the Journal of Specialised Translation.

Date: 3 March 2017

Research from London Metropolitan University academics has been featured in a special issue of the Journal of Specialised Translation, which was published on 27 January.

The issue focuses on legal translation and showcases the Qualetra Project, an EU-funded research project featuring a consortium of universities, including London Met.

The Qualetra Project team at London Metropolitan University, led by Dr Nadia Rahab, Course Leader for MA Translation, performed corpus based analysis of the European Arrest Warrant, an essential document in criminal proceedings. They also contributed to creating a multilingual term base for legal translators and practitioners.

The other members of the team were Dr Lukasz Kaczmarek, Senior Lecturer in MA Translation, and former London Met academics, Dr Agata Sadza and Susan Lilley.

Qualetra, Quality in Legal Translation, is funded by the Criminal Justice Programme of the European Commission Directorate General Justice (DGJ).

The full list of co-beneficiaries includes the Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe, Dublin City University, the European Criminal Bar Association, the European Legal Interpreters and Translators Association, the Institut de management et de communication interculturels, Riga Graduate School of Law, Universidad de Alcalá, Universidad Pontificia Coamills, and Università degli Studi di Trieste.

More details about the project can be found on the Eulita website.