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Legal Discourse across Cultures and Systems

Edited by Vijay K. Bhatia, Christopher N. Candlin and Jan Engberg

Published by Hong Kong University Press

Published in print January 2008 | ISBN: 9789622098510
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9789882207141 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5790/hongkong/9789622098510.001.0001
Legal Discourse across Cultures and Systems

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What exactly is legal about legal language? What happens to legal language when it is used across linguistic, national, socio-political, cultural, and legal systems? In what way is generic integrity of legal documents maintained in multilingual and multi-cultural contexts? What happens when the same rule of law is applied across legal systems? By bringing together scholars and practitioners from more than ten countries, representing various jurisdictions, languages, and socio-political backgrounds, this book addresses key issues arising from the differences in legal or sociocultural systems. The discussions are based not only on the analysis of the legal texts alone, but also on the factors shaping such constructions and interpretations.

Keywords: legal; legal language; legal systems; jurisdictions; socio-political background; sociocultural systems

Book.  356 pages.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Sociolinguistics

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Mixing Legal Cultures in International Arbitration: in Legal Discourse across Cultures and Systems

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Hybrid Dispute Processing in Japan: in Legal Discourse across Cultures and Systems

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Confidentiality in Arbitrations in Legal Discourse across Cultures and Systems

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International Commercial Arbitration in India: in Legal Discourse across Cultures and Systems

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Interpretation across Legal Systems and Cultures: in Legal Discourse across Cultures and Systems

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Vagueness and Indeterminacy in Law in Legal Discourse across Cultures and Systems

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Powers of the Court in the Malaysian Arbitration Act in Legal Discourse across Cultures and Systems

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Discourse Systems in English Arbitration Awards in Legal Discourse across Cultures and Systems

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Rhetorical Strategies in Arbitration Law in Legal Discourse across Cultures and Systems

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