Comparative Legal Linguistics

Author: Heikki E.S. Mattila
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317163028
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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 second 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.

Comparative Legal Linguistics

Author: Heikki Mattila
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1409493164
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The language of law reflects the overlapping, competing and co-existing nature of legal discourse: its form both the product of its linguistic history and a response to the fluidity of legal culture. 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 and English. Each chapter includes a historical overview of the growth of the language, its international use, its coherence in the various countries using it and its relationship to cognate legal languages. Where relevant, the characteristics of legal cultures are described to explain the features of the legal language. The work will be a valuable resource for students, researchers and practitioners in the areas of comparative law, legal theory, semiotics, and linguistics.

Multilingual Law

Author: Colin D Robertson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317093496
Format: PDF, Docs
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This book introduces and explores the concept of multilingual law. Providing an overview as to what is 'multilingual law', the study establishes a new discourse based on this concept, which has hitherto lacked recognition for reasons of complexity and multidisciplinarity. The need for such a discourse now exists and is becoming urgent in view of the progress being made towards European integration and the legal and factual foundation for it in multilingualism and multilingual legislation. Covering different types of multilingual legal orders and their distinguishing features, as well as the basic structure of legal systems, the author studies policy formation, drafting, translation, revision, terminology and computer tools in connection with the legislative and judicial processes. Bringing together a range of diverse legal and linguistic ideas under one roof, this book is of importance to legal-linguists, drafters and translators, as well as students and scholars of legal linguistics, legal translation and revision.

A New Introduction to Comparative Law

Author: Jaakko Husa
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1849469512
Format: PDF
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This thought-provoking introduction to the study of comparative law provides in-depth analyses of all major comparative methodologies and theories and serves as a common sense guide to the study of foreign legal systems. It is written in a lively and accessible style and will prove indispensable reading to students of the subject. It also contains much that will be of interest to comparative law scholars, offering novel insights into commonplace methodological and theoretical questions and making a significant contribution to the field.

Zur Philosophie der Gerechtigkeit

Author: Ilmar Tammelo
Publisher: Rechts-, Sozial- und Wirtschaftsphilosophie
ISBN:
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Vor dem Hintergrund der heutigen Situation der Menschheit werden Grundfragen der Gerechtigkeit erörtert, die in Verbindung mit Gedanken über Humanitarismus, Kommunikation, Modernisierung der Regierungsform, Freiheit, Gleichheit, Weltfrieden, Revolution, Terrorismus, Arbeitsverhältnisse und des zukünftigen Menschen entstehen. Das Buch bietet eine kurze Übersicht über eine Theorie der Gerechtigkeit und grundsätzliche Überlegungen zum Problem des normativ Zwingenden. Es endet mit der Erörterung der Frage des Ungerechtigkeitserlebnisses als unvermeidbare Begleiterscheinung unseres politischen Lebens.