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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:   eBook : Document : 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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Genre/Form: Livres électroniques
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Ng, Kwai Hang.
Common law in two voices.
Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, ©2009
(DLC) 2008055821
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kwai Hang Ng
OCLC Number: 748910693
Notes: Titre de l'écran-titre (visionné le 8 août 2011).
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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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