Research Article

(English-Spanish) Glossary of the Teaching Innovation Project “INNOVAtio Translationis: Science and Law”


  • Esther Vázquez y del Árbol Senior Lecturer of Translation and Interpreting and Certified to become a Full Professor, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain


Lecturing Scientific-Technical Translation entails a range of difficulties, especially when the aforementioned is the first specialised translation course taken by our students from the Undergraduate Course on Translation and Interpreting. Due to the relevance of implementing highly innovative and practical lecturing materials, we applied for an Innovative Teaching Project (“Proyecto de Innovación Docente INNOVAtio Translationis: Science and Law”), granted by Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. Upon its awarding, the Project was set up, gathering a significant number of innovative lecturing materials. Among these, we generated a 15-texts’ glossary on the most prevalent translation errors and mistakes identified within the Scientific-Technical Translation classroom, which introduced the translation solutions available for each of them. Undoubtedly, scientific-technical textual genres may be subject to the commission of translation errors and mistakes, both in lexical and in phraseological units.  By producing the foregoing unpublished glossary, we aim at providing the lecturer, the student, and the professional translator with real examples of both lexical and phraseological units prone to calques and anglicisms. To help these communities, we will introduce the most feasible translation solutions (considering both the textual genres and their relevant contexts).

Article information


International Journal of Linguistics, Literature and Translation

Volume (Issue)

6 (2)





How to Cite

Esther Vázquez y del Árbol. (2023). (English-Spanish) Glossary of the Teaching Innovation Project “INNOVAtio Translationis: Science and Law”. International Journal of Linguistics, Literature and Translation, 6(2), 133–143.



Translation Lecturing, Translation Errors, Teaching Innovation, Specialised Translation, Scientific-Technical Translation.