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Vol 21 No 9 Sept/Oct 2016

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Comparative Legal Linguistics: Language of Law, Latin and Modern Lingua Francas 2nd ed

ISBN13: 9781409439325
Previous Edition ISBN: 9780754648741
Published: January 2013
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
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This book examines legal language as a language for special purposes, evaluating the functions and characteristics of legal language and the terminology of law. Using examples drawn from major and lesser legal languages, it examines the major legal languages themselves, beginning with Latin through German, French, Spanish and English.

This new edition has been fully revised, updated and enlarged. New features include a new chapter on legal Spanish taking into account the increasing importance of the language and a new section on the use (in legal circles) of the two variants of the Norwegian language. All chapters have been thoroughly updated and include more detailed footnote referencing.

The work will be a valuable resource for students, researchers and practitioners in the areas of legal history and theory, comparative law, semiotics, and linguistics. It will also be of interest to legal translators and terminologists.

Drafting and Legal Writing
Legal language and legal linguistics
Functions of legal language
Characteristics of legal language
Legal terminology
The heritage of legal Latin
Legal German
Legal French
Legal Spanish
Legal English
Lexical comprehension and research needs
Alphabetical bibliography
Systematic bibliography