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Translation norms for legislative language constitute an essential part of the normalization of legislation. Non-normative expression of legal provisions imperils the quality of legislation, which further impacts the development of legal education, judicial practice and law enforcement. So far, China has come to noticeable fruition in the normalization of legislative language, but more efforts are in urgent needs with regard to the systematization and institutionalization of linguistic norms. Furthermore, few efforts have been devoted to establishing norms for the translation of legislative texts. By investigating the status quo of translation norms for Chinese legislative language and comparatively examining the legislative technical specifications in other countries and regions, this paper puts forward feasible suggestions for systematic and institutional construction of translation norms for Chinese legislative language.

Keywords:  legislative language; translation norm; legal translation


關鍵字  立法語言;法律翻譯;翻譯規範