Conference: Legal English: Lingua Franca and Translation in EU Competition Law – 1 Dec 2017

Conference: Legal English: Lingua Franca and Translation in EU Competition Law – 1 Dec 2017

Conference Legal English: Lingua Franca and Translation in EU Competition Law took place on December 1, 2017 and was attended by over 100 judges from 5 countries (Poland, Spain, Croatia, Greece and Italy). The conference was organized by the Institute of Applied Linguistics within the framework of the project Training Action for Legal Practitioners: Linguistic Skills and Translation in EU Competition Law (funded by European Commission’s Directorate-General for Competition).

9.00-9.20 Opening

Dr Agnieszka Leńko-Szymańska, Deputy Head of Institute of Applied Linguistics, University of Warsaw

Dr hab. Łucja Biel, local organisers, University of Warsaw

Dr Elena Alcalde Peñalver, Moderator, University of Alcala


Prof. Silvia Marino, Project Leader, Insubria University

The fundamental value of multilinguism for a jurist and the cooperation with colleagues abroad


9.20-10.30 Session 1: Overview of legal translation in the European Union


Talk 1: Dr hab. Łucja Biel, Dr Agnieszka Biernacka, University of Warsaw

Legal translation in the EU: multilingualism and the dominance of English


Talk 2: Dr Agnieszka Doczekalska, Koźmiński University

Hybridization of EU language and its impact on legal interpretation


10.30-11.00 Coffee break
11.00-12.30 Session 2: Terminological issues in translation


Talk 3: Dr Vilelmini Sosoni, Ionian University

An Exercise in the Impossible? Naming and Translating EU Competition Law Concepts


Talk 4: Dr Martina Bajčić, University of Rijeka

Terminological Challenges of Translating EU Competition Law


Talk 5: Dr Adrijana Martinović, University of Rijeka

Legal consequences of inappropriate use of terminology in translation


12.30-1.30 Buffet lunch
1.30-2.30 Session 3: Discursive issues in translation


Talk 6: Dr Anna Jopek-Bosiacka, University of Warsaw

EU competition law judgments: their macrostructure and style


Talk 7: Dariusz Koźbiał, University of Warsaw

Phraseological profile of judgments: Complex prepositions in EU competition law judgments


2.30-3.00 Coffee break
3.00-4.00 Session 4: Morphosyntactic issues in translation


Talk 8: Dr Arianna Grasso, University of Insubria

Plain English and the EU: still trying to fight the fog


Closing session



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