Providing technical assistance to the Central Office for the Slovene Language of the Friuli Venezia Giulia Autonomous Region

Applied project

Project promotion: the Central Office for the Slovene Language of the Friuli Venezia Giulia Region
Project management at the Slovene Research Institute (SLORI): Dr Matejka Grgič.
Collaborators: Dr Rajko Pirnat, Dr Luigi Varanelli, Dr Alenka Kocbek, Dr Damjan Popič
Project implementation period: 2018–2019

With the approval of the AAL/2311 Decree of 22 October 2018, the Central Directorate for Local Government, Security and Migration of the Friuli Venezia Giulia Region granted SLORI extraordinary funding to provide technical support to the newly-established Central Office for the Slovene Language in carrying out its main institutional duties. Among these, it is worth mentioning the efforts to unify the translations of Italian laws and regulations into Slovene by creating a bilingual Italian-Slovene corpus, as well as a translation memory based on a terminology database and a glossary, following the example of EU institutions.

This terminology unification and revision project started in 2018. It consisted primarily in proofreading existing texts and creating a translation corpus that will serve as a basis for further work. These newly-created resources will be accessible via a dedicated web portal, thus making standardised terminology readily available for users. As part of the project, a working group and a terminology commission have been set up and are currently working on terminology standardisation. Moreover, collaboration has been established with some key institutions from the Republic of Slovenia, namely the University of Ljubljana and the Slovene Proofreaders’ Association. General and specific training courses aimed at translators and various officials working at the Friuli Venezia Giulia Region have also been held.

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