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Researching Language and the Law

Textual Features and Translation Issues

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Edited By Davide Simone Giannoni and Celina Frade

This volume reflects the latest work of scholars specialising in the linguistic and legal aspects of normative texts across languages (English, Danish, French, Italian, Spanish) and law systems. Like other domains of specialised language use, legal discourse is subject to the converging pressures of internationalisation and of emerging practices that destabilise well-established norms and routines. In an integrated, interdependent context, supranational laws, rules and procedures are gradually developed and harmonised to regulate issues that can no longer be dealt with by national laws alone, as in the case of the European Union. The contributors discuss the impact of such developments on the construction, evolution and hybridisation of legal texts, analysed both linguistically and from the practitioner’s standpoint.

BIC Classifications

  • Language (C)
    • Language: reference & general (CB)
    • linguistics (CF)
    • Language teaching & learning (other than ELT) (CJ)
      • Language learning: specific skills (CJC)
        • Speaking / pronunciation skills (CJCK)
  • Literature & literary studies (D)
    • Literature: history & criticism (DS)
      • Literary studies: general (DSB)
  • Law (L)
    • Jurisprudence & general issues (LA)
      • Systems of law (LAF)
        • Civil codes / Civil law (LAFD)

BISAC Classifications

  • Language Arts & Disciplines (LAN)
    • LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / General (LAN000000)
    • LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General (LAN009000)
    • LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Public Speaking (LAN026000)
  • Law (LAW)
    • LAW / General (LAW000000)
    • LAW / Civil Procedure (LAW012000)
  • Literary Criticism (LIT)
    • LITERARY CRITICISM / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh (LIT004120)

THEMA Classifications

  • Language & Linguistics (C)
    • Linguistics (CF)
      • Semantics, discourse analysis, stylistics (CFG)
      • Translation & interpretation (CFP)
  • Biography, Literature & Literary studies (D)
    • Literature: history & criticism (DS)
      • Literary studies: general (DSB)
  • Law (L)
    • Jurisprudence & general issues (LA)
      • Systems of law (LAF)
        • Systems of law: civil codes / civil law (LAFD)
    • Laws of specific jurisdictions & specific areas of law (LN)
      • Legal systems: general (LNA)
  • Geographical qualifiers (1)
    • Europe (1D)
      • Central Europe (1DF)
        • Switzerland (1DFH)