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The common law in two voices : language, law, and the postcolonial dilemma in Hong Kong

Author: Kwai Hang Ng
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book examines how language changes the way law is debated and negotiated, focusing on the courtrooms of postcolonial Hong Kong.

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Ng, Kwai Hang.
Common law in two voices.
Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, ©2009
(OCoLC)760142587
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kwai Hang Ng
ISBN: 9780804761642 0804761647 9780804761659 0804761655
OCLC Number: 298324372
Description: xxiii, 328 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The challenge of legal bilingualism in Hong Kong --
Juridical formalism and the mechanism of legal rearticulation --
The practices of English and Cantonese in colonial Hong Kong --
English courtrooms in Hong Kong : the haven of formalism --
Marshalling the legal boundaries : court interpreters and juridical formalism --
The Cantonese courtrooms : formalism in flux --
Language ideology and legal bilingualism --
Institutional adaptation to legal bilingualism --
Legal bilingualism and Hong Kong's postcolonial dilemma.
Responsibility: Kwai Hang Ng.

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"Ng's analysis leaves the door open to important questions which other social science literatures ought to address . . . [His] books remains an important empirical and theoretical contribution to Read more...

 
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