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Legal Translation Outsourced

Juliette R. Scott


This highly interdisciplinary practitioner research explores the outsourced legal translation environment, with a view to optimizing fundamental aspects of procurement—commissioning and performance. The results of a global survey are analysed: participants comprised 84 principals, for the most part from leading law firms and corporations, and 303 legal translation practitioners (41 countries, 6 continents). Concepts from corporate agency theory are used to shed light on market dysfunctions, such as a tortuous chain of supply, while perspectives from genre theory, comparative law, and functiona ... More

Keywords: outsourcing, legal translation, practitioner research, procurement, multidimensional model, fitness-for-purpose, briefing, translation briefs, professionalization

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780190900014
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190900014.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Juliette R. Scott, author
Researcher, University of Bristol