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Comparative legal linguistics : language of law, Latin and modern lingua Francas

Author: Heikki E S Mattila; Christopher Goddard
Publisher: Farnham, Surrey, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate Pub. Co., ©2013.
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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  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Heikki E S Mattila; Christopher Goddard
ISBN: 9781409439325 1409439321
OCLC Number: 794624810
Language Note: Translated from the Finnish.
Notes: Translated from the Finnish original.
Description: xvii, 485 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Legal language and legal linguistics --
Functions of legal language --
Characteristics of legal language --
Legal terminology --
The heritage of legal Latin --
Legal German --
Legal French --
Legal Spanish --
Legal English --
Lexical comprehension and research needs.
Responsibility: Heikki E.S. Mattila ; translated by Christopher Goddard.
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