An Analysis about the Influence of Culture Transfer on Legal Translation from the Perspective of Intercultural Communication


  • Chunxu Qian Faculty of law, Ningbo University



With the increasingly rapid social development, collusion and integration of different culture around the world, legal translation also becomes an exceedingly important tool in exchanges of laws. Legal translation, in essence, is a non-negligible aspect of intercultural communication, because legal translation is not only a transfer process from one language to another language, but also a study process of various legal cultures. In traditional researches about legal translation,most scholars only have a preference to pay more attention to the faithfulness and exactness of target language, but ignore the significance of cultural elements that are key limitations to the readiness of legal translation. Researchers can take advantage of culture transfer, which is a strategy to avoid misunderstandings in process of legal translation for the intention of improving the quality of legal texts. In this paper, legal translation refers to translation between English legal texts and Chinese legal texts.


Legal translation, Culture transfer, Intercultural communication


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