Multilingual Law: A Framework for Analysis and Understanding

Author:   Mr. Colin D. Robertson ,  Professor Vijay K. Bhatia ,  Ms. Anne Wagner, PhD
Publisher:   Taylor & Francis Ltd
Edition:   New edition
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9781409421887


Pages:   274
Publication Date:   07 July 2016
Format:   Hardback
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Overview

This book introduces and explores the concept of multilingual law. Providing an overview as to what is 'multilingual law', the study establishes a new discourse based on this concept, which has hitherto lacked recognition for reasons of complexity and multidisciplinarity. The need for such a discourse now exists and is becoming urgent in view of the progress being made towards European integration and the legal and factual foundation for it in multilingualism and multilingual legislation. Covering different types of multilingual legal orders and their distinguishing features, as well as the basic structure of legal systems, the author studies policy formation, drafting, translation, revision, terminology and computer tools in connection with the legislative and judicial processes. Bringing together a range of diverse legal and linguistic ideas under one roof, this book is of importance to legal-linguists, drafters and translators, as well as students and scholars of legal linguistics, legal translation and revision.

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Author:   Mr. Colin D. Robertson ,  Professor Vijay K. Bhatia ,  Ms. Anne Wagner, PhD
Publisher:   Taylor & Francis Ltd
Imprint:   Ashgate Publishing Limited
Edition:   New edition
Weight:   0.658kg
ISBN:  

9781409421887


ISBN 10:   1409421880
Pages:   274
Publication Date:   07 July 2016
Audience:   General/trade ,  College/higher education ,  General ,  Tertiary & Higher Education
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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Table of Contents

PART I: Introduction Chapter 1: The concept of multilingual law Chapter 2: Framework of models and an overview PART II: Law Chapter 3: Viewpoints of law Chapter 4: Legal texts Chapter 5: Law of language(s) PART III: Language Chapter 6: Viewpoints of language Chapter 7: Language(s) for legal purposes PART IV: Signs Chapter 8: Law and language as signs PART V: Meaning Chapter 9: Texts, terms and meanings PART VI: Translation and revision Chapter 10: Viewpoints of translation Chapter 11: Revision PART VII: Back-up, support and training Chapter 12: Tools and technology Chapter 13: Education and training PART VIII: Framework, models and applications Chapter 14: Framework for analysis and understanding Chapter 15: Multilingual law Appendices

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'Drawing a broad picture of the numerous dimensions of multilingual law from various viewpoints of law and language, this book provides an excellent introduction to multilingual legal drafting, legal translation, legal lexicography and related areas. Its focus on practical matters makes it particularly useful for practitioners and students.' Susan Sarcevic, University of Rijeka, Croatia 'Colin Robertson provides a practical perspective on multilingual law, the culmination of his experience as a lawyer-linguist at the European Union. His insightful approach to the topic constitutes an original contribution to this interdisciplinary field, and even lay readers will be attracted by his highly engaging style of writing.' Christopher Williams, University of Foggia, Italy


Author Information

Colin Robertson is a member of the Law Society of Scotland and worked for many years as legal-linguistic expert on EC and EU legislative texts at the Council of the European Union, Brussels. He has published on issues related to law and language.

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