Legal Discourse Across Cultures and Systems

Author:   Professor Vijay K. Bhatia ,  Christopher N. Candlin ,  Jan Engberg
Publisher:   Hong Kong University Press
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9789622098510


Pages:   356
Publication Date:   01 January 2008
Format:   Hardback
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This book is a unique attempt to bring together some of the well-established scholars and practitioners from the fields of legal linguistics, legal translation, law, English for Academic and Professional Purposes, and arbitration practice to provide some understanding of the question.

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Author:   Professor Vijay K. Bhatia ,  Christopher N. Candlin ,  Jan Engberg
Publisher:   Hong Kong University Press
Imprint:   Hong Kong University Press
Dimensions:   Width: 16.00cm , Height: 2.50cm , Length: 23.30cm
Weight:   0.638kg
ISBN:  

9789622098510


ISBN 10:   9622098517
Pages:   356
Publication Date:   01 January 2008
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly ,  Professional & Vocational
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   Out of stock   Availability explained
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Language:   English

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This book makes a major contribution to the study of legal discourse and to our understanding of variation in professional communication practices across cultures. - Ken Hyland, Professor, Institute of Education, University of London


This book makes a major contribution to the study of legal discourse and to our understanding of variation in professional communication practices across cultures. An outcome of a major international research project, the volume contains a series of studies focusing on the language used in international commercial arbitration documents, presenting a range of analyses, insights and perspectives on legal language in such diverse contexts as Malaysia, Brazil, India, Japan, Finland, the UK and Iran. The editors and contributors have done an excellent job in weaving together the diverse threads of this complex topic and in presenting a multidisciplinary perspective on legal language and its socio-political and communicative consequences in both national and global contexts. I am sure that this valuable book will be widely read and be of great benefit to teachers, scholars and all those interested in legal discourse. -- Ken Hyland, Institute of Education, University of London


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Jan Engberg is Associate Professor in the Department of Language and Business Communication, Aarhus School of Business, Denmark.

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