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Multilingual and Multicultural Contexts of Legislation

An International Perspective

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

This volume is one of the outcomes of the project Generic Integrity of Legislative Discourse in Multilingual and Multicultural Contexts, which analyses international arbitration laws written in different languages and used across legal systems. It documents the development of legal frameworks of a range of diverse countries, highlighting in particular not only the diversity of their legislative frameworks, processes and procedures, but more importantly those socio-political, economic, cultural and linguistic influences which have a significant role to play in the development of legal frameworks, thus providing a crucial backdrop for our understanding of legal language in the global context.
Contents: Historical & Socio-Political Context – Legal System – Socio-Historical Development – Constitutional Development – Sources of Law – Legal Instruments – Drafting Process – Translation of Legislation – International Commercial Arbitration – Socio-Political, Economic or Legal Issues.