Item description for Legal Discourse Across Cultures and Systems by Vijay K. Bhatia...
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 multicultural legal 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 these key issues arising from the differences in legal or sociocultural systems. The discussions are based not only on the analysis of the legal texts alone, but also on the factors shaping such constructions and interpretations.
Given the increasing international need for accurate and authoritative translation and use of legal documents, this important volume has considerable contemporary relevance in a globalized economy. It will appeal to discourse analysts, commercial consultants, legal trainers, translators, and applied researchers in professional communication, especially in the field of legal writing and languages for specific purposes.
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Studio: Hong Kong University Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.1" Width: 6.1" Height: 0.8" Weight: 1.3 lbs.
Publisher Hong Kong University Press
ISBN 9622098517 ISBN13 9789622098510
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More About Vijay K. Bhatia
Vijay Bhatia is Professor in the Department of English at the City University of Hong Kong and Adjunct Professor in the Department of Linguistics, Macquarie University, Australia. His main areas of research are applied genre analysis of academic and professional discourse, including legal, business, newspaper, advertising and other promotional genres; ESP theory and practice; simplification of legal and other public documents; cross-cultural and disciplinary variation in professional discourse.