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Comparative Legal Linguistics

Language of Law, Latin and Modern Lingua Francas

Comparative Legal Linguistics by Heikki E.S. Mattila
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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 2nd edition has been fully revised, updated and enlarged. A new chapter on legal Spanish takes into account the increasing importance of the language, and a new section explores 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.
Ashgate Publishing Ltd; January 2013
504 pages; ISBN 9781409471509
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Title: Comparative Legal Linguistics
Author: Heikki E.S. Mattila
 
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