Tradition and Change in Legal English: Verbal Constructions in Prescriptive Texts

Author:   Christopher Williams ,  Maurizio Gott ,  Professor Maurizio Gotti (University of Bergamo)
Publisher:   Peter Lang Publishing Inc
Edition:   illustrated edition
Volume:   20
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9780820471662


Pages:   216
Publication Date:   01 January 2005
Format:   Paperback
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In this volume the author examines verbal constructions in prescriptive legal texts written in English. Modal auxiliaries such as shall, may and must are analysed, as well as indicative tenses such as the present simple, and also non-finite constructions such as the -ing form and -ed participles. Resultsare based on specially complied copora of prescriptive texts coming from a wide range of English-speaking countries and also international organizations such as the European Union and the UN. The author also analysis the nature, extent and impact of the calls for change in legal language coming from the Plain Language Movement. Although legal language tends to be depicted as being highly conservative and unchanging, the author shows that in certain parts of the English-speaking world a minor revolution would appear to be taking place, while in other parts there is greater resistanceto change.

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Author:   Christopher Williams ,  Maurizio Gott ,  Professor Maurizio Gotti (University of Bergamo)
Publisher:   Peter Lang Publishing Inc
Imprint:   Peter Lang Publishing Inc
Edition:   illustrated edition
Volume:   20
ISBN:  

9780820471662


ISBN 10:   0820471666
Pages:   216
Publication Date:   01 January 2005
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In stock   Availability explained
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