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Legal Discourse across Cultures and Systems$
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Vijay K. Bhatia, Christopher N. Candlin, and Jan Engberg

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9789622098510

Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5790/hongkong/9789622098510.001.0001

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Concepts, Contexts and Procedures in Arbitration Discourse

Concepts, Contexts and Procedures in Arbitration Discourse

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(p.2) (p.3) 1 Concepts, Contexts and Procedures in Arbitration Discourse
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Legal Discourse across Cultures and Systems
Author(s):

Vijay K. Bhatia

Christopher N. Candlin

Jan Engberg

Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789622098510.003.0001

This volume is an attempt to address some legal discourse questions by contributing to the basic knowledge of legal language typically used in international commercial arbitration, and to suggest implications of this for legal practice, legal translation, and legal practitioner training. This chapter has three major objectives: firstly, to identify and bring into focus some of the main concepts and constructs in the field of comparative legal discourse; secondly, to identify and characterize the main contexts—socio-political, institutional, and professional—in terms of which comparative legal discourse can be studied, and where such study is practically relevant; and finally, to identify and outline an integrated set of appropriate discourse-analytical and other methodological procedures that enable the grounded study of legal writing so as to provide substantive, relevant, and usable accounts of value to practitioners in various fields.

Keywords:   legal language, legal writing, English, arbitration laws, discourse law

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