Concepts, Contexts and Procedures in Arbitration Discourse

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

in Legal Discourse across Cultures and Systems

Published by Hong Kong University Press

Published in print January 2008 | ISBN: 9789622098510
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9789882207141 | DOI:
Concepts, Contexts and Procedures in Arbitration Discourse

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This volume is an attempt to address some legal discourse questions by contributing to the basic knowledge of legal language typically used in international commercial arbitration, and to suggest implications of this for legal practice, legal translation, and legal practitioner training. This chapter has three major objectives: firstly, to identify and bring into focus some of the main concepts and constructs in the field of comparative legal discourse; secondly, to identify and characterize the main contexts—socio-political, institutional, and professional—in terms of which comparative legal discourse can be studied, and where such study is practically relevant; and finally, to identify and outline an integrated set of appropriate discourse-analytical and other methodological procedures that enable the grounded study of legal writing so as to provide substantive, relevant, and usable accounts of value to practitioners in various fields.

Keywords: legal language; legal writing; English; arbitration laws; discourse law

Chapter.  10551 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Sociolinguistics

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