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Language, law, and diplomacy; a study of linguistic diversity in official international relations and international law,

Author: Alexander Ostrower
Publisher: Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania Press [1965]
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Genre/Form: Terminology
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Ostrower, Alexander.
Language, law, and diplomacy.
Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania Press [1965]
(OCoLC)576868235
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alexander Ostrower
OCLC Number: 480183
Description: 2 volumes (963 pages) 22 cm
Contents: Volume One --
Part one: National, international, and diplomatic languages of the past present; Their nature and history; and the methods of linguistic practices in official international relations --
1. Language and nationality --
2. National languages and international relations --
3. International (universal) language --
4. Classical and liturgical languages; Linguae Francae --
5. About diplomacy and the language of diplomatic intercourse --
6. Diplomatic language (Language of Diplomacy) --
7. Diplomatic and international languages distinguished --
8. Diplomatic languages of the earliest civilizations --
9. Diplomatic languages of antiquity in continued employment during the middle ages and modern times --
10. Diplomatic languages of the medieval period and the beginning of the modern era (of the eleventh through the sixteenth centuries) --
11. The French language --
12. The English language --
13. English versus French --
14. The price of linguistic supremacy --
15. Working and official languages of diplomacy --
16. The Russian language --
17. Danger of multiple authenticity in international engagements --
18. The role of language specialists in official international relations --
19. Mechanical (machine) translation of languages --
20. Official languages of international regional organizations --
21. Notable exceptions from the established practices of the United Nations regarding the use of official languages --
22. Linguistic paradoxes in historical retrospect --
23. Historical parallels in the ascendancy of languages as recognized media of diplomatic employment --
Volume Two --
Part Two: Linguistic provisions in state constitutions, treaties, international engagements, resolutions and recommendations of the league of nations and the United States --
1. Nationality and linguistic diversity --
2. National languages and state constitutions --
3. The Paris peace conference of 1919-1920, and international protection of linguistic minorities --
4. The United Nations, and the protection of minorities --
5. The role of the United Nations in the promotion of local languages in trust territories --
Part three: Diplomatic languages and international law --
1. Prefatory summation of parts I and II on languages of official intercourse --
2. The problem: An inquiry into the status of diplomatic languages in international law --
3. Diplomatic languages in relation to general principles of international law --
4. Diplomatic languages and the sources of modern international law --
5. International custom as a source of law --
6. Diplomatic language in relation to concepts of international usage, custom, and comity --
7. Treaties and diplomatic languages --
8. Diplomatic language in relation to the principle of Desuetude --
9. Diplomatic language and the legal doctrines dealing with the termination of international engagements --
10. Diplomatic language, the Clausula Rebus Sic Stantibus and the doctrine of "Peaceful change" --
11. Judicial determinations of courts and international tribunals as a source of international law --
12. Linguistic aspects involving judicial determinations --
13. Conclusion.
Responsibility: by Alexander Ostrower.

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