TERMINOLOGIA GIURIDICA COMPARATA

Degree course: 
Corso di First cycle degree in LINGUISTIC AND CULTURAL MEDIATION
Academic year when starting the degree: 
2015/2016
Year: 
3
Academic year in which the course will be held: 
2017/2018
Course type: 
Supplementary compulsory subjects
Credits: 
5
Period: 
Second semester
Standard lectures hours: 
35
Detail of lecture’s hours: 
Lesson (35 hours)
Requirements: 

Basic Knowledge of at least another European language.

Final Examination: 
Orale

The assessment will take place by an oral examination on the whole course program.
The final exam for non-attending students will be based on the reference texts.
The exam aims at assessing the general knowledge of the subject, the analysis and critical skills of the students and their knowledge of the terminology.
The final score will depend on the precision and quality of answers (50%), the adequate use of legal terminology (25%), and the capacity of critical analysis and reasoning (30%) and the adequate use of terminology (20%).

Assessment: 
Voto Finale

The course aims at introducing students to the knowledge of the great themes of the language of law and legal translation in a comparative prospective, taking into account the peculiar situation of the European Union, where multilingualism plays a role of great importance and also providing an overview of legal languages in the extra-European context.
The course seeks to develop students' sensitivity to the peculiarities of legal language compared to ordinary language and other specialized languages.
In addition, the course aims to provide students with the basic understanding of some legal languages considered significant in the European context – i.e., in addition to Italian legal language, French, German and Russian.
Finally, a part of the course will be devoted to the peculiar situation of European legal multilingualism, also in relation to other experiences of multilingualism, such as that of India, and with particular attention to the development of English as a lingua franca.
The course will take a historical-cultural perspective that takes account of the historical roots of these languages, their evolution over time, their reciprocal influences and their current features.

The course is divided into the following modules:
1.– Legal language
1.1. The relationship between law and language; 1.2 The characteristics of legal language; 1.3. The relationship between legal language and other LSP; 1.4.The study of legal languages as study of legal transplants; 1.5. Legal language as an instrument of knowledge of foreign law
2. – European legal languages
2.1. French; 2.2. German; 2.3. Italian; 2.4. English; 2.5. Russian; 2.6. European multilingualism

1. V. Jacometti, Lingua del diritto e linguaggi specialistici, in Digesto, Disc. Priv., VIII Agg., 2013, pp. 321-332
2. Europa e linguaggi giuridici , a cura di B. Pozzo e M. Timoteo, Giuffré 2008: Il francese giuridico (A. Carpi) pp. 83-121; Il linguaggio giuridico tedesco (V. Jacometti) pp. 123-178; L’italiano giuridico (R. Cateria, P. Rossi) pp. 185-208; Il linguaggio giuridico russo (L. Casertano) pp. 209-258; Il linguaggio giuridico inglese (S. Ferreri) pp. 259-300
3. B. Pozzo, La traduzione dall’inglese come lingua giuridica nel contesto del multilinguismo europeo: problemi e prospettive, in DPCE, 3/2011, pp. 651-662

The course will be held in the second semester and will last 35 hours.
It will take place through:
- Theory lectures aiming at explaining the topics of the course, with the support of power-point presentations
- Analysis of cases and materials that will be made available on the e-learning platform and discussed during the course in order to allow students to acquire a critical perspective
- Conferences by Italian and foreign professors and experts on specific subjects in order to provide the students with different approaches
During lectures students will be invited to actively participate to the discussion, in order to stimulate their reasoning skills, their analysis capacity and their oral expression skills.