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Legal Discourse across Cultures and Systems
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Legal Discourse across Cultures and Systems

Vijay K. Bhatia, Christopher N. Candlin, and Jan Engberg

Abstract

What exactly is legal about legal language? What happens to legal language when it is used across linguistic, national, socio-political, cultural, and legal systems? In what way is generic integrity of legal documents maintained in multilingual and multi-cultural contexts? What happens when the same rule of law is applied across legal systems? By bringing together scholars and practitioners from more than ten countries, representing various jurisdictions, languages, and socio-political backgrounds, this book addresses key issues arising from the differences in legal or sociocultural systems. T ... More

Keywords: legal, legal language, legal systems, jurisdictions, socio-political background, sociocultural systems

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9789622098510
Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789622098510.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Vijay K. Bhatia, editor

Christopher N. Candlin, editor

Jan Engberg, editor

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