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The legal language of Scottish burghs : standardization and lexical bundles (1380-1560)

Author: Joanna Kopaczyk
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, ©2013.
Series: Oxford studies in language and law.
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The first monograph to examine textual standardization patterns in legal and administrative texts on the basis of lexical bundles, drawing from a comprehensive corpus of medieval and early modern  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joanna Kopaczyk
ISBN: 9780199945153 0199945152
OCLC Number: 908160503
Description: xvi, 337 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: List of abbreviations ; List of maps ; List of figures ; List of tables ; Chapter 1. Introduction: Scots as the language of the law ; Part One: The language ; Chapter 2. The language of legal texts ; Chapter 3. Exploring language of the past: Context, discourse and text ; Chapter 4. Repetition, fixedness and lexical bundles ; Part Two: The burghs ; Chapter 5. Burghs in Scottish history ; Chapter 6. Living in a burgh ; Chapter 7. Law and the burgh ; Part Three: The legal language of the burghs ; Chapter 8. EdHeW corpus material and lexical bundles ; Chapter 9. The grammar of lexical bundles in early legal Scots ; Chapter 10. Binomials and multinomials in early legal Scots ; Chapter 11. Short bundles: functional properties ; Chapter 12. Long bundles: Functional properties and standardization ; References ; Index
Series Title: Oxford studies in language and law.
Responsibility: Joanna Kopaczyk.

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