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Obscurity and Clarity in the Law Prospects and Challenges

Author: Sophie Cacciaguidi-Fahy; Anne Wagner
Publisher: Florence Taylor and Francis 2008
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Cover -- Half Title -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Contents -- List of Figures and Tables -- Notes on Contributors -- Foreword -- Table of Cases -- Lists of Conventions, Legislations and Rules -- Introduction: the Chiaroscuro of Legal Language -- PART 1: CROSSROADS BETWEEN LAW AND LANGUAGE -- 1 The Ambiguous Principle of the Clarity of Law -- 2 Objectivity and Subjectivity in Interpretation -- 3 Rules and
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sophie Cacciaguidi-Fahy; Anne Wagner
ISBN: 9781351914215 1351914219 9780754671435 0754671437
OCLC Number: 1020855554
Notes: IMD-Felder maschinell generiert
Description: 1 Online-Ressource (285 Seiten)
Contents: Contents: Foreword; Introduction: the chiaroscuro of legal language, Sophie Cacciaguidi-Fahy and Anne Wagner; Part 1 Crossroads Between Law and Language: The ambiguous principle of the clarity of the law, Alexandre FlA1/4ckiger; Objectivity and subjectivity in interpretation, James Kessler; Rules and statements, Louis E. Wolcher; Unravelling the legislator's tapestry: judicial needlework on encroachment cases, Anne-FranAoise Debruche; Customising the model law on international commercial arbitration, Maurizio Gotti; Is the Chinese legal language more ambiguous and vaguer? Deborah Cao. Part 2 An International Perspective: Conceptual and textual structure in legislative texts, Andreas LAtscher; Finland makes its statutes intelligible: good intentions and practicalities, Aino Piehl; The Swedish approach to clear legislation and clear official texts, Barbro Ehrenberg-Sundin; What, how, when and why - making laws easier to understand by using examples and notes, Ben Piper; The illusion of clarity - a critique of 'pure' clarity using examples drawn from judicial interpretations of the Constitution of the United States, M. Douglass Bellis; Between obscurity and clarity in Nigerian legal discourse: aspects of language use in selected written texts, Tunde Opeibi; Bibliography; Index.

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Explores how the various disciplines of law and linguistics can help us understand the nature of legal language - both oral and written - and how it might be improved and clarified. This book  Read more...

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