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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.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd ed
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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  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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