Due to the increasing economic interdependence between the countries, it is unavoidable that the legal systems of different countries come into contact. The translation of legal texts of all kinds is necessary for a functioning communication. The reproduction of legal texts should not always take place literally, but in order to fulfill their communicative function, specific competence of the translator of legal texts must also be present. The translation of legal texts and legal translations is a high degree of difficulty due to their subtlety and absolute necessity of perfect evidence and precision. Translators with ample experience in the industry should be used for this type of translation. Judicial translators should have basic linguistic skills in two languages - in our case German-Turkish - and knowledge of both legal systems. When translating texts with specialized language, in particular the legal texts, translation problems repeatedly arise that have to be mastered by the translators, because an inadequate translation can have legal consequences. Already during the study, the legal language is a horror for the students. Because the language of lawyers is in itself, even for the layman hardly understand. One reason for the difficulty of translating these texts is often based on collocations that cannot be properly reproduced in the target language. The aim of this work, using examples from German-Turkish translations of legal texts, is to uncover collocations with the help of the eclectic method and to propose solutions for the translation of legal texts become.


Key Words: communication, legal texts, legal translations, technical terminology, collocations.

Author : Aylin SEYMEN - Muhammet KOÇAK
Number of pages: 70-78
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.29228/ijla.39800
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International Journal of Language Academy
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